Rich Dauer, Astros Coach Who Nearly Died During 2017 Championship Parade, Joins All-Star Game Coaching Staff

This is very cool. Rich Dauer has been out of baseball since he collapsed during the Houston Astros championship parade last November and nearly died of an acute subdural hematoma. He had to undergo emergency brain surgery, and endured a lengthy recovery process; the closest he’s come to baseball since then was an…

Former Astros Coach Rich Dauer Throws Emotional First Pitch After Nearly Dying During Last Year's Championship Parade

Not everything about the Houston Astros’ pregame celebration today went exactly as planned—they probably would have preferred a little less wind for the unveiling of their World Series banner—but the first pitch was legitimately touching. Former first base coach Rich Dauer did the honors, five months after he was…