Fay Vincent, Major League Baseball commissioner
New Haven’s Fay Vincent would go on to achieve great things in life, most notably a three-year stint as commissioner of Major League Baseball. But, quite frankly, he was lucky to get through college alive.
As a freshman at Williams College his roommate, as a prank, locked him in their dorm room. To escape Vincent climbed onto the roof. But he slipped on a patch of ice, falling four stories and crushing his spine. He would spend three months in traction; even longer learning to walk again.
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