Archive for the 'Baseball Urban Legends' Category

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. [...]

Did Bo Belinsky Intentionally Hit Hank Aaron After Giving Up Aaron’s 400th Home Run, Tipping His Cap to Aaron Both Times?

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: Bo Belinsky intentionally hit Hank Aaron after Aaron hit his 400th home run off of Belinsky, with [...]

Did Harry Frazee Really Sell Babe Ruth to Finance a Musical That Then Flopped?

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: Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees to (among other things) finance a musical called No [...]

Did the White Sox Offer Shoeless Joe Jackson for Babe Ruth Before the Red Sox Sold Him to the Yankees?

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 White Sox offered Joe Jackson and $60,000 for Babe Ruth before the Red Sox sold him [...]

Did Billy Martin Once Knock a Player Out During a Bar Brawl…While He Was That Player’s Manager?

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 Twins pitcher was once knocked out during a bar brawl…by his own manager!! Dave Boswell was [...]

Did a Condom Company Come Out With a Series of Sports-Themed Condoms With Ted Williams’ Image On Them?

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 condom company used a drawing of Ted Williams’ picture to promote a sports-themed brand of condoms. [...]

Was Ernie Banks the First Human to Appear in a TV Broadcast From the United States to Europe?

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: Ernie Banks was the first TV image broadcast from the United States to Europe. Sadly, Ernie Banks, [...]

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 [...]