On This Date 1/28/1958
Roy Campanella, a three-time MVP with the Brooklyn Dodgers, is severely injured in a one-car accident on an icy road in Long Island. The injury leaves Campanella paralyzed from the shoulders down. Though he could regain the use of his arms, he would need a wheelchair for the remainder of his life. The All-Star catcher was one month from reporting to the first Spring Training since the team moved to Los Angeles.