This MLB star’s story is one of the most inspiring and inexplicable in sports history. The Venezuelan won the MLB Comeback Player of the Year Award after he beat cancer. But he also produced All-Star form as he showed that the brutal disease didn’t rattle him. It was magnificent as he made a mockery of the illness.
He went from fighting for his life to being one of the top players in the league. It’s easy to criticize baseball because there are so many dark stories. But this one is impossible to hate and Galarraga deserves the utmost respect. He emerged from the depths of Hell with a chip on his shoulder and a bat in one hand (via MLB.com).