This Is What It Feels Like To Be Almost Killed By A Baseball. Twice.Z.W. Martin3/15/11 2:45pmFiled to: Amazing Storiesbad brainsGunnar sandbergViolenceBaseballWhat it's like to get hit in the head by a baseballFb421EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Freak accidents like the one Gunnar Sandberg experienced last year are a terrifying part of the game. I've been hit in the head with a baseball twice — once as a pitcher and once as a hitter, which is in the video you see here. These incidents occurred within 18 months of each other. The first time I only received a few stitches. The second time was much more serious.