Minor Leaguer Caught New Dream After Outfield Collision

When Chicago White Sox minor-leaguer Greg Shepard remembers his life-altering sports injury in 2000 where he slammed into the left centerfield wall chasing a fly ball, his words are simple.

“The wall won.”

The next morning, Shepard woke up virtually paralyzed. “I couldn’t lift my body out of bed, turn my head or move my right arm,” says Shepard. Naturally, his wife at the time wanted to rush him to the emergency room straightaway. But Shepard had something else in mind.

“I told her,” he recalls, “to ‘open the telephone book and find me a chiropractor.’”