Wednesday, October 17, 2007


While pitching for the Clarksville Colts on Opening Night in 1947, rookie hurler Dave Stender stepped off the rubber and staggered around behind the mound. Manager Harley Boss went out to check on him, but not before Stender rushed past him into the dugout. He ran to the corner where a bucket of water was kept and took a big drink from the metal dipper. The pitcher had accidentally swallowed a large chaw of chewing tobacco!

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