WATCH: Groundskeeper who got scratched by cat last year gets nailed in head on first pitch

By Michael Dixon

We wouldn’t normally think of groundskeeper at an MLB stadium as a terribly dangerous job. But one man who works at St. Louis’ Busch Stadium might not agree.

In 2017, Lucas Hackmann, who works as a groundskeeper for the St. Louis Cardinals, got scratched by a cat who had gotten onto the field. On Sunday, Hackmann was behind home plate during the ceremonial first pitch. His string of bad luck continued.

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That could have been better. We can only hope that Lucas is getting hazard pay for this. We’re also afraid to see what might be next.