May 9, 1994: Tom Browning breaks his arm in a frightening scene during a 3-2 win over the Padres in SD. Browning collapsed in agonizing pain a split second after delivering the pitch. The sound of the bone shattering 3 inches below the tip of his shouder could be heard throughout the stadium.
This was Browning’s last game with the Reds. He tried to comeback with the Royals in ’95, but lasted only 2 games. Browning started 298 games in his Cincinnati career, fourth on the all-time Reds list. His 123 victories ranks 12th.
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