Danny Farquhar’s wife on the day his aneurysm burst: “He grabbed my booty in front of his mom, and he’s never done that before. And I remember thinking I’m going to remember this for the rest of my life and it was the best goodbye. He just grabbed my booty and went on his way.”

Danny Farquhar's wife on the day his aneurysm burst:

  • When Danny Farquhar arrived at Chicago’s Guaranteed Rate Field on April 20, 2018, he was a journeyman middle reliever who’d pitched for four teams in seven years.
  • In the sixth inning of a game against the Astros, Farquhar suffered a near-fatal rupture of an aneurysm in his brain and collapsed in the dugout.
  • Here’s how Farquhar, 32, and those who know him best recall that fateful day – and his journey back to the mound.
  • Lopes performed a craniotomy – removing a piece of Farquhar’s skull – and placed a clip on the compromised vessel in Farquhar’s brain to prevent further bleeding.
  • Farquhar: So my last memory was walking out to the bullpen for the national anthem.
  • Farquhar: Yeah, so I knew that my medical team was going to be behind me on the mound and my teammates surprised me and they went out there behind the mound too for the first pitch, and to have them have my back like that, it’s something I’ll never forget.
  • A year ago, Farquhar nearly lost his life on a big league mound; 316 days later, against exceptional odds, he returned.