While You Hope For a Hit – Sometimes It’s Just A Swing and a Miss

The world famous San Diego Chicken has a prominent space in the display. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)
     If your a baseball purist, this may not be for you, but if you enjoy the lighter side of the game then the “Not Exactly Cooperstown” exhibition presented by The Baseball Reliquary at the Central Library may be of interest. As you walk into the lobby you will see the three display cases filled with odd mementos that have come into with the game of baseball over the years.  “Not Exactly Cooperstown” will be on display at the main library until September 29.
What is more bazaar. the fact that people thought Mother Teresa actually autographed baseballs or the guy that forged them thought people would want them. The FBI put a stop to it either way. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

"Kill the Umpire" was once just about realized as a foul ball went rocketing back and lodged into plate umpire's Max McLeary’s mask, breaking his nose. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)