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Brian Read, College Baseball Pitcher, njured In Hot-Dog Eating Contest, Undergoes Surgery

July 5, 2013

It's bad for a baseball player to choke in a clutch situation. It's even worse in a hot-dog eating contest.

Unfortunately for 19-year-old Brian Read, a pitcher for the amateur Seacoast Mavericks, he did both.

The college sophomore not only finished last in a charity hot-dog eating competition on Sunday, but he underwent surgery Tuesday to dislodge a piece of frankfurter caught in his esophagus, Seacoast Online reports.


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