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Yankee pitcher gets donked on the head by a ball thrown by his teammate

Eric Chavez was involved in one of the goofier plays of the night Tuesday, as he inadvertently hit Cody Eppley in the head with a throw. Forward until about :46.

Eppley recorded a pair of groundouts after entering the game in the sixth, getting a new ball from home-plate umpire Bob Davidson after the second out. Not realizing that his pitcher had been given a new one, Chavez threw it to him, clunking it off the top of his head.

Girardi and a team trainer came to the mound to make sure Eppley was okay, but he remained in the game.

You can watch the official version here, when the YouTube copy gets removed.