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Newz Forum: BASEBALL: Glavine hospitalized after taxi accident

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posted on Aug, 10 2004 @ 06:21 PM
NEW YORK -- New York Mets pitcher Tom Glavine was cut in his mouth during an automobile accident Tuesday while going from LaGuardia Airport to nearby Shea Stadium in a taxi cab.

The accident occurred at about 2:15 p.m. ET, Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said. The Mets played Tuesday night against Houston.

Glavine was leaving LaGuardia Airport in a taxi that collided with a SUV, Port Authority spokesman Tony Ciavolella said.

Port Authority police responded and noticed that Glavine was conscious and alert but sustained cuts to the mouth, and the pitcher was taken to NYU Medical Center, Ciavolella said. Police said they believed Glavine lost a couple of teeth in the accident.

The accident happened right after the taxi had left the airport grounds. The driver of the taxi, a 54-year-old from Brooklyn, and of the other vehicle, a 40-year-old from New Jersey, were both males and were both uninjured, Ciavolella said.

The names of the drivers were not immediately available, and no summonses were issued, Ciavolella said.

The Mets were off Monday and Glavine spent the day in Atlanta, Horwitz said.

Glavine was scheduled to pitch Wednesday night against the Astros. The left-hander is 8-10 with a 2.92 ERA


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