Baseball Player Ping Bodie Once Won An Eating Contest Against An Ostrich (Cool Weird Awesome 1213)

Today in 1919, one of the strangest moments in the history of professional baseball, when major leaguer Ping Bodie took on an ostrich in an eating contest and won.

A Shower Of Souvenir Baseballs Led To A Major League Forfeit (Cool Weird Awesome 1067)

Today in 1995 one of the most unusual endings to a big league baseball game ever: an umpire called a forfeit after the fans showered the field with souvenir baseballs.

By |2023-08-10T13:07:17-04:00August 10, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Kitty Burke Once Batted In A Major League Game (Cool Weird Awesome 1059)

Today in 1935, singer Kitty Burke got up from the crowd at a major league game and took an at-bat. To date, she's the only woman to bat in the majors. 

By |2023-07-31T10:03:37-04:00July 31, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Babe Ruth Once Pitched A Combined No-Hitter, At Least Technically (Cool Weird Awesome 1033)

Today in 1917, another milestone in the one-of-a-kind baseball career of Babe Ruth: he pitched part of a combined no-hitter, even if he didn’t exactly do the lion’s share of the work. 

By |2024-02-13T09:09:35-05:00June 23, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Clarence Blethen, The Pitcher Who Got Bit By His Own False Teeth (Cool Weird Awesome 1020)

Today in 1933, truly a moment for the record books: a pitcher in a minor league baseball game got injured after being bitten by his own false teeth. 

By |2023-06-06T11:23:16-04:00June 6, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

Bill Veeck, The Wildest Owner Baseball Ever Saw (Cool Weird Awesome 946)

Today was the birthday in 1914 of the wildest owner Major League Baseball ever saw: Bill Veeck. We'll look through some of his unusual life in baseball.

By |2024-02-09T08:49:59-05:00February 9, 2023|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

The New York Mets Once Made A Mule Their Mascot (Cool Weird Awesome 874)

It's National Mule Day, so it's a great day to celebrate a mule who singlehandedly… showed up at some Major League Baseball games. Here's the story of the official mule mascot of the New York Mets.

By |2022-10-26T07:56:06-04:00October 26, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A New Brace Can Treat Scoliosis Without Cramping The Wearer’s Style (Cool Weird Awesome 865)

Back braces for scoliosis haven't always been the most comfortable or fun to wear in public. But Airy, the newest prototype back brace, could even be called stylish.

By |2022-10-13T08:41:37-04:00October 13, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

For Decades, The Chicago Cubs Missed The World Series, And Fans Blamed It On The Curse Of The Billy Goat (Cool Weird Awesome 860)

Today in 1945 was the beginning of curse, or at least that's how frustrated fans of the Chicago Cubs. Here's the story of the Curse of the Billy Goat.

By |2024-01-08T09:55:34-05:00October 6, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pitcher Ray Caldwell Was Struck By Lightning During A Game But Won Anyway (Cool Weird Awesome 834)

Today in 1919, one of the strangest moments in the history of baseball: a pitcher won a game in which he was struck by lightning!

By |2024-04-03T08:19:43-04:00August 24, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |
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