Archive for the 'Baseball Urban Legends' Category

Did Dennis Eckersley Coin the Term “Walk Off” the Same Year He Gave Up Kirk Gibson’s Legendary Walk-Off Home Run in the World Series?

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: Dennis Eckersley coined the term “walk off” earlier in the same season that he gave up one [...]

Did a Rockies Fan Really Lose a Leg on an Escalator at Coors Field?

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: A Rockies fan lost a leg in an escalator accident at Coors Field! Unlike the so-called cyber-attack [...]

Were the Rockies Really Victims of a Hacker During The Sale of World Series Tickets Back in 2007?

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 Rockies were the victims of a “Denial of Service” computer hacker attack when they put their [...]

Did a Rockies Coach Once Retire From Baseball in the Middle of a 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 URBAN LEGEND: A Rockies coach quit the team (and retired from baseball) in the middle of a game! Like [...]

Was a Baseball Player Once Drafted With the Number One Overall Pick…TWICE?

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: Danny Goodwin was drafted with the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft…TWICE!! The Major [...]

Did Michael Jordan Really Buy a Fancy Bus for His Minor League Team?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about basketball and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the basketball urban legends featured so far. BASEBALL/BASKETBALL URBAN LEGEND: Michael Jordan bought a fancy team bus for his minor league baseball team to ride around in. [...]

Did Former Dodger Star Wally Moon Coin the Term “Flake” to Describe an Eccentric Person?

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: Former Dodger star Wally Moon coined the term “flake” to describe an eccentric person. Wally Moon cemented [...]

Did Wally Moon Effectively Promote Himself to the Majors?

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: Wally Moon effectively promoted himself to the big leagues. Wallace “Wally” Moon was signed to a minor [...]

Was Derek Jeter Not Drafted by the Houston Astros in 1992 Over a Difference of $100,000?

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: Derek Jeter was not drafted by the Astros in 1992 because of an Astros price limit for [...]

Did Ken “Hawk” Harrelson Really Invent the Batting Glove?

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: Ken “Hawk” Harrelson invented the batting glove. Before becoming the extremely popular (in Chicago, at least) announcer [...]