Baseball Anecdotes (Post No.9493)


Post No. 9493

Date uploaded in London – –14  APRIL  2021     

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Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson was a lifelong baseball fan. During the harassing and anguished days of the War the only chance he had to attend the sport was the occasion of a Red Cross benefit game played in Washington.

Returning from this, he found one of his advisers, Mr Garfield, waiting with troubling news about a coal shortage.

“Oh, hang it all, Garfield, said the President. I have just been to a ball game and I wish I could say, three strikes and out to this job”.


A base ball game was being held for a charity affair. The committee could find only eight men who were available to play. Seeking to make up the team, they persuaded an old fellow who had never played before to fill in. His first time up at bat he smacked the ball and hit it over the fence of the ball park. His teammates cheered and they and the spectators, together kept yelling at the man to run.

“Why,shucks, said he, what is the use of running. I will buy another ball for you”.


Now a member of a minor league team, a former big time baseball player, was regaling his teammates with stories of his former prowess.

Was I fast! Listen you guys, when I played for the ‘Giants’, every time I hit one of my many home runs I reached first base before the spectators could hear the crack of the bat. Then when I rounded second, the second baseman usually said something that made me score, so I slapped the third baseman in the catcher’s mouth. Not bad, eh?


The New York Yankee’s were playing an exhibition game with a Texas university. The college team was doing very well in holding the New York team to a close score. Then Lou Gehrig came to bat. There were two runners on base. It was three and  two for Gehrig , when suddenly, the pitcher threw one down the slot.

Gehrig swatted and the ball sailed clean over the park and disappeared from sight.

The college catcher raged up to the pitcher

“Why didn’t you watch your signals , he stormed.

You might have known that guy would slap it a mile”.

“Yes, the pitcher said with a sigh of contentment.

I know, but I got to thinking. I knew I would never pitch a Big League game and I knew I would probably never get to see a game at the Yankee stadium. And I sure did want to see Gehrig bust just one!”

Xxx Subham xxx

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