Ziegler beats injuries, odds

Updated: March 10, 2009, 10:05 PM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

TORONTO -- Not many people can claim that they heard their son's skull fracture from 2,000 miles away. But when a ball left Fred Lewis' bat and struck the right temple of Brad Ziegler in Modesto, Calif., Greg and Lisa Ziegler were sitting in their office at home in Odessa, Mo., listening to the radio broadcast on the Internet.

"We heard the announcer say, 'Brad Ziegler is down, and he's not moving," Lisa Ziegler said. "And we were yelling 'Get up! Get up!' It was one of those nightmares."

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