Up until about 5 years ago, I never heard of the hamate bone.  But now it seems like every month or so you hear about a player needing to have his hamate bone removed.  This hit home last week with the news that rising prospect Robbie Grossman had his Arizona Fall League season cut short by fracturing his hamate bone.  You usually hear the same standard quote about the hamate bone surgery: "After removal, this will sap the player's power potential in the short-term, but the player will be fine in the long-term."  I was curious about the hamate bone and did a little research on the subject.

Where is the hamate bone?  If you take either hand and turn it over so the palm is facing up, the hamate is at the bottom of the ring finger where it meets the metacarpal bones, just above t...

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