30 most intimidating baseball players
After the trade, Mc Dowell's career tanked, while Perry went on to win two Cy Young awards and make the Hall of Fame.
" On August 17, 1957, future hall-of-fame centerfielder Richie Ashburn of the Philadelphia Phillies hit spectator Alice Roth with a foul ball, breaking her nose.The Hyper Texts Weird Baseball Facts and Trivia Strange but True Baseball Stories This page contains some of the weirdest "strange but true" baseball trivia.Here you can discover the answer to questions like "Why was it necessary to put a man on the moon in order for a weak-hitting pitcher to finally hit a home run?But in 1918 when Barrow finally agreed to let the Bambino play on his non-pitching days, he hit home runs in four consecutive games and the rest So what is the big deal with Shohei Ohtani, who just signed a contract to play for the Los Angeles Angels in 2018?Why is he being compared to the immortal Babe Ruth? But Ruth didn't throw 100-mph fastballs and he certainly didn't have that kind of speed.(But Sam Mc Dowell still insists that he was better with the ladies than Sam Malone!
) In his very first at-bat, future Hall of Fame knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm hit a home run.
Ruth's replacement, Ernie Shore, promptly picked off the runner on first base, then retired the next 26 batters, finishing bimprobable "perfect game." But if the keen-eyed Ruth was correct that the first batter shouldn't have been awarded first base, it really was a perfect game!
Babe Ruth was the best left-handed pitcher of his era, and Red Sox manager Ed Barrow was understandably reluctant to tamper with success by letting him play in the field.
In 316 career plate appearances, Colon has one walk and one home run ... Speaking of "moon shots," Lefty Gomez helped baffled scientists identify one: "When Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon, he and all the space scientists were puzzled by an unidentifiable white object. That was a home-run ball hit off me in 1937 by Jimmie Foxx!
" In 1937, Foxx hit a ball into the third deck of the left-field stands at Yankee Stadium, a very rare feat because of the distance and angle of the stands.
The odds of the same fan being hit twice during the same at-bat, and breaking bones both times, are beyond astronomical.