Archive for the 'Baseball Urban Legends' Category

How Did “Tessie” Become a Red Sox Good Luck Charm Twice…One Hundred Years Apart?

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/MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: A song had a strange history with the Boston Red Sox to the point of seeming to […]

Did John Fogerty Write “Centerfield” After Watching the MLB All-Star Game From the Centerfield Bleachers?

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/MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: John Fogerty wrote “Centerfield” after watching the 1984 All Star Game from the centerfield bleachers at Candlestick […]

Had the Writers of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” Never Been to a Baseball Game When They Wrote the Song?

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 songwriters of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” had not attended a baseball game at […]

Did Lou Whitaker Forget His Uniform at the 1985 All-Star 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 baseball player forgot to pack his uniform for his appearance in the All-Star Game! With the […]

Was Hank Greenberg Once Not Chosen for the All-Star Game Despite Having 100 RBI at the Break and His Own Teammate Selecting the Team?

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 baseball player was not selected for the All-Star Game even though he had over 100 runs […]

Was Jack Doyle the First Pinch-Hitter in Major League History?

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: Jack Doyle was the first pinch-hitter in Major League history. Jack Doyle was born in Ireland in […]

Did an Umpire Use Jim Bouton to Teach George Scott a Lesson?

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. MUSIC/BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: Jim Bouton took advantage of an umpire’s problems with Boston Red Sox rookie slugger George Scott for […]

What Role Did Richie Ashburn Play in the Naming of the Band Yo La Tengo?

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. MUSIC/BASEBALL URBAN LEGEND: Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn indirectly led to the naming of the band Yo La Tengo. Yo […]

Have the Cubs Had a Three-Fingered Player as Well as a Six-Fingered Player In Their Team History?

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 baseball team had a “three-fingered” player as well as a six-fingered player in their team history! […]

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 […]