Nolan Ryan talked about Bo saving his life in 2014 biography “Nolan Ryan: The Making of a Pitcher.”
Keith Hernandez talked about Bo nearly ending his life in an interview about his 2018 memoir “I’m Keith Hernandez.”
“The only time I was ever scared, when I was older, in my last year in Cleveland, Oakland Raider running back that played for Kansas City, All-American Bo Jackson, hit a ground ball to shortstop. And the throw was down the line into him, and I heard him running like he was a herd of buffalo. I’m not exaggerating. I’d never had that experience before, and I’ve played against some big guys. He was running so fast, and he was such a big, strong guy, I remember I cringed when I caught the ball just in hopes that he wouldn’t clip me on my left shoulder, and he missed me, thank goodness.”
h/t Blake Herrin.