Baseball Coach Dies After Impact from Line Drive Ruptures Artery in His Neck

Coach Mike Coolbaugh, 35, of the Double-A Tulsa Drillers, died instantly after being struck by a line drive in the left side of his neck as he stood in the first-base coach’s box during a game in Arkansas last Sunday.

Coach Mike Coolbaugh died when a ruptured artery in his neck caused a loss of blood to his brain. Coolbaugh was given CPR on the scene.