Archive for the 'Baseball Urban Legends' Category

How Did Playing “Sweet Caroline” Become a Red Sox Tradition at Fenway Park?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: The Red Sox began playing “Sweet Caroline” in honor of a Red Sox employee who named her […]

Did Eddie Stanky Develop a Unique Way of Scoring on Sacrifice Flies That MLB Eventually Banned?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: Eddie Stanky developed a unique way to score on a sacrifice fly that was later specifically banned […]

Was Pedro Martinez Left Off the 1999 MVP Ballot Entirely by a Voter Who Had Voted for David Wells and Rick Helling the Previous Year?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: Pedro Martinez lost the 1999 American League Most Valuable Player Award due to being left off the […]

What was Mark Teixeira’s Unique Way of Expressing His Fondness for the Band Nirvana?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL LEGEND: As an adolescent, Mark Teixeira had an interesting way of expressing his appreciation for the band, Nirvana. Mark […]

Was Garry Maddox’s Famous Hair Style Due to Injuries He Suffered in the Vietnam War?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL LEGEND: Garry Maddox’s hair style was due to an accident during his time fighting in the Vietnam War. Garry […]

Were the Phillies Once Known as the Philadelphia Blue Jays?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL LEGEND: For a few seasons, the Philadelphia Phillies were known as the Philadelphia Blue Jays. The Phillies were a […]

Who was the First Player Killed During a Baseball Game?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL LEGEND: Ray Chapman was the first player killed during a baseball game. From a Cleveland area news site: Ray […]

Did Ted Williams Infamously Insult Jimmie Foxx During His Rookie Season?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL LEGEND: Ted Williams had an infamously cocky response as a rookie when told how he could learn from watching […]

Could Brett Gardner Not Even Make His College Baseball Team as a Walk-On?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL LEGEND: Yankee outfielder Brett Gardner didn’t even make the College of Charleston’s baseball team as a walk-on! Baseball history […]

Was an Owner of the Philadelphia Phillies Forced to Sell the Team After Their Stadium Collapsed, Killing a Dozen People?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about baseball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the baseball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: After a tragic stadium collapse, the owners of the Philadelphia Phillies were forced to sell the team. […]