Archive for the 'Baseball Urban Legends' Category

Did a Major League Team’s Radio Announcer Once Come in to Pitch The Last Game of The 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 URBAN LEGEND: A Major League Baseball team’s announcer pitched the final game of the season for the team he […]

Did the Yankees Briefly Have a Costumed Mascot?

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 Yankees had a costumed mascot during the 1970s. On July 10, 1979, the famous costumed mascot […]

Did Branch Rickey Really Believe Yogi Berra Would Never be a Major League Ballplayer?

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: Branch Rickey did not think Yogi Berra would be a major league ballplayer. STATUS: I’m Going With […]

Did a Teenage Female Pitcher Strike Out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig Back-to-Back?

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: A female baseball pitcher struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig back-to-back! Joe Engel was associated with Clark […]

How Did an Injury at a Poker Game at the Age of 29 START a Hall of Famer’s MLB Career?

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: A bizarre mix of circumstances (including an injury at a poker game) allowed Dazzy Vance to resurrect his […]

Did Major League and Minor League Baseball Ban a Female Player From Playing in the Minors?

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: A minor league team signed a female baseball player but then saw her contract voided by the commissioners […]

What Rule Change Kept Famed Pulp Novelist Zane Grey From Ever Playing Professional Baseball?

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: Amos Rusie and Cy Young helped to keep Zane Grey from becoming a major league pitcher. Pearl […]

Did the Philadelphia Phillies Move to Philadelphia From Worchester, Pennsylvania?

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: The Worcester professional baseball team moved to Philadelphia to become the Philadelphia Phillies. Let’s say that you […]

Did Lee McPhail Go Against the Written Rules When He Made His Ruling in the “Pine Tar 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/MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: American League President Lee MacPhail went against the letter of the law when he overturned the umpire’s […]

Did a Baseball Player Spend His Career in the Majors As a Pop Star Under a Different Name?

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 baseball player spent his career in the Major Leagues also as a pop artist, using a […]