Would you believe that baseball is more dangerous than Basketall? BMX? Lacrosse? Well, according to the Sportscover Injury Calculator, it is. And the numbers aren't pretty. Here's the percentage chance of injury for a world class male athlete (yes, Mr. Sabathia qualifies) playing the national pastime:
Baseball: A Most Dangerous Game
Age 21-25: 36.72
Age 26-29: 39.77
Age 30-39: 45.90
Age 40-49: 61.19
Note: "Injury is defined as a physical happening or accident that reduces your capacity to participate in the sport. For Example: Anything from Sprains and Muscle tears to cuts and abrasions."
Fear not, though. Experts are hard at work to solve this dilemma. One possible solution: Female players! They're somewhere between 5 to 15 percent less likely to hurt themselves. And, mostly, better looking. (From a purely male perspective.) But what about us middle-aged couch jockeys? Stick to darts.