Anyway, I've been playing stick/ball games for 45+ years. I've seen 4 non-pitchers get hit in the face.
8-9 y/o kid who was only out there because mommy wanted him to play.
Girl who was likely out there because he boyfriend asked her to play co-ed.
Drunk guy who was out there because he was too drunk to know better.
Again, the natural reaction is to get out of harm's way. When a ball is coming at your face, most people catch it or move out of the way. Maybe Miggy never saw it, he might have been drawing in the dirt, or maybe he's just not smart enough to move his face. But getting hit in the face is not a common occurrence.