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Top 10 freakiest pro baseball injuries which left insurance bosses fuming

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ryan-kleskoBASEBALL players are beloved of lawyers and hated by insurance companies as they boast the highest number of freak accidents of any sport.

Top claims include the player playing at muscleman who dislocated a shoulder trying to rip a phone book in half and another DIY-disaster who tested an air conditioning unit by sticking his hand into it.

Indeed, at a recent insurance conference in New York the country's top insurers swapped a top 10 list of freak baseball injuries. got hold of a copy and it reads:

1.Former pitcher Phil Niekro injured his hand while shaking too hard.

2.Wade Boggs hurt his back putting on cowboy boots.

3.George Brett broke his toe running from the kitchen to see Bill Buckner hit on television.

4.Rick Honeycutt injured his wrist in the dugout while flicking sunflower seeds.

5.Former Texas pitcher Nolan Ryan was bitten by a coyote.

6.Mark Smith injured his hand by placing it inside an air conditioner to check why it wasn't


7.Steve Sparks tried to tear a phone book in half and dislocated his shoulder.

8.Terry Harper, who was in the on-deck circle, waved a runner home and dislocated his shoulder.

9.Tom Glavine broke a rib while throwing up airline food.

10. Ryan Klesko (ABOVE RIGHT)  pulled up a muscle picking up his lunch tray and had to miss a couple of games.

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