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Baseball



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        White bullet = unclassifiable veracity

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Yellow bullet Brooklyn Dodgers manager Chuck Dressen played a mean-spirited trick on second-string outfielder Cal Abrams.

Red bullet The Baby Ruth candy bar was named after President Grover Cleveland's daughter, not Babe Ruth.*

Red bullet The 1989 film Back to the Future II correctly predicted that the Florida Marlins would win the 1997 World Series.

Red bullet Future Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro was once given a tryout by the Washington Senators baseball team.

Red bullet Actor Kevin Costner was caught in bed with the wife of Orioles infielder Cal Ripken, Jr., forcing the Orioles to cancel a game so that the distraught Ripken's consecutive-game streak would not be in jeopardy.*

Red bullet Cleveland Indians second baseman Joe Gordon deliberately struck out to prevent rookie Larry Doby from looking bad during his first at-bat.

Red bullet The Los Angeles Dodgers of the Koufax/Drysdale era often won 1-0 games in which Maury Wills scoring the winning run.

Green bullet Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis hurled a no-hitter while under the influence of LSD.

Yellow bullet New York Mets outfielder Kevin Mitchell killed his girlfriend's cat by cutting off its head with a knife.

Green bullet Yankee second baseman Tony Lazzeri once pulled an on-field practical joke using a doctored baseball.

White bullet Baseball player protests a fine by paying in pennies.

Yellow bullet Pitcher Gaylord Perry's manager once said, "They'll put a man on the moon before he hits a home run," and years later Perry hit his first home run minutes after Apollo 11 landed on the lunar surface.

Red bullet The New York Yankees invented pinstriped uniforms in an effort to disguise Babe Ruth's girth.

Red bullet Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak began when the Yankees' regular first baseman, Wally Pipp, sat out a game with a headache.

Green bullet Bill Ripken's 1989 Fleer baseball card includes a hidden obscenity.

Red bullet Comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Red bullet Baseball's championship is known as the "World Series" because it was originally sponsored by the New York World newspaper.*

Red bullet A lawsuit brought by an injured fan revealed that an umpire blew an important call in a 1908 baseball game.

Red bullet Teen Japanese pitching phenom Kazuo Uzuki is poised to become a star in Major League baseball.

Green bullet Baseball slugger Mickey Mantle sent a crude response when Yankees officials asked him to describe his "outstanding event" at Yankee Stadium.

Red bullet In August 1997, the Baltimore Orioles deliberately created a lighting malfunction before a game to keep Cal Ripken's consecutive game streak intact.

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