January 7, 1971 Bobby Tolan ruptures his Achil…

January 7, 1971

Bobby Tolan ruptures his Achilles tendon while playing in an off-season basketball game. The Cincinnati outfielder will miss the entire season but will return to the Reds in 1972, winning both the Comeback Player of the Year and Hutch awards, hitting .283 and knocking in 82 runs for the National League champs.