I've been doing a lot of reading on hamate fractures and the surgery to remove it.
Without too much labor and thanks to Google, I can name at least 30 major league players who had surgery due to a broken hamate. And, there's some really big names on the list.
But, it's really in the past 35 years. So, what happened from 1900 through 1989? Players didn't break their hamates? Or, did they just play through it when it happened?
And, if it didn't happen all that much in the past, what's causing it to happen all the time now?