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10/04/17 Grif.Net – Odds & Ends (Baseball)

10/04/17 Grif.Net – Odds & Ends (Baseball)

In 1963, major league =
baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They’ll put a man on the =
moon before I hit a home run."  On July 20, 1969, an hour =
after Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon, Perry hit his =
first, and only, home run while playing for the San Francisco =
Giants.

 

The average lifespan =
of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

 

Joe =
Sewell
only struck out =
three times during the entire 1930 season (out of 353 at-bats).  =
Two of them were in the same game.

 

All major league =
baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job.  This =
is in case their pants split.

 

Every =
single MLB baseball is rubbed in Lena Blackburne Baseball Rubbing Mud, a =
unique "very fine" mud only found in a secret location near =
Palmyra, New Jersey.

 

Jackie =
Mitchell
, a =
17-year-old female pitcher for the AA Chattanooga Lookouts, once played =
the New York Yankees in an exhibition game. She struck out Babe Ruth and =
Lou Gehrig in succession.

 

In his very =
first at bat as a 28-year-old rookie pitcher, Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm =
hit a home run. His career lasted for 21 more years and 493 plate =
appearances, but he never hit another home run.

 

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Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"