Long before Joey Chestnut was conquering the competitive eating world, there was another intriguing eating competition: New York Yankee Ping Bodie verses Percy the Ostrich.
It’s no secret that athletes are superstitious. Baseball players, however, might be the worst, or at least, have the most colorful rituals.
Here at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, not only do we have historic memorabilia on display and in our collection, but we've also had a terrific relationship with many of the players who’ve set some of the most impressive records in baseball.
Back in 1963 Hispanic names were much more of a rarity on the backs of players’ jerseys, and on October 12, 1963, two teams made of Latino players from the Major Leagues played against each other in what is known as the first and only Hispanic All-Star Game.