What Babe Ruth Really Promised That Sick Kid and Other Little-Known Baseball Fun Facts
|April 12, 2012||Posted by billyrob under pop culture||
Babe Ruth never told that sick kid
he was going to hit a home run for him.
Ruth, however, did promise the kid
he would ground out to shortstop.
And get drunk after the game.
For April Fools Day this year
Evan Longoria filmed a scene for “Desperate Housewives”
and Eva Longoria played third base for the Rays.
No one noticed.
BTW: Eva went 2-4 for an RBI.
Baseball statisticians estimate
that sometime during the 2015 season
A-Rod will run out of blonde actresses to date.
The same statisticians also say Derek Jeter
will never run out,
due to the fact he is Derek Jeter.
It was a coincidence that Lou Gehrig died of Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
It’s widely-known that Dock Ellis pitched
a no-hitter while on LSD. That’s hard.
But did you know Nolan Ryan pitched one
while on Viagra?
Now that’s really hard. (That’s what she said)
It’s a misconception that Pete Rose
was nicknamed “Charlie Hustle” because
of his hard play on the baseball field.
Rose was given the name
because he was a phenomenal disco dancer.
Darryl Strawberry is allergic to strawberries.
However, he is not allergic to cocaine.
Yogi Berra once went a whole season without saying anything funny.
To this day, Carl Yastrzemski cannot spell his name.
For some reason he always spells Carl with a “K.”
Johnny Bench almost quit baseball
before making it to the major leagues.
In the minors Bench was despondent and thought
he would never play
when he found out that the guy
he was competing with for catcher
was named “Jimmy Starter.”