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Baseball Card Of The Day

Posted By Cody Wiewandt On November 9, 2011 @ 1:41 pm In Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Jay Johnstone, Fleer ’84, #495.


Cloudy with a 100% chance of PARTYIN!

DID YOU KNOW…

1. …that Jay Johnstone was a notorious clubhouse prankster?? From his wikipedia page: He pulled off a number of infamous pranks during his playing days, including placing a soggy brownie inside Steve Garvey’s first base mitt, setting teammate’s cleats on fire (known as “hot-footing”), cutting out the crotch area of Rick Sutcliffe’s underwear, locking Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda in his office during spring training, dressing up as a groundskeeper and sweeping the Dodger Stadium infield in between innings, nailing teammate’s cleats to the floor, and replacing the celebrity photos in manager Lasorda’s office with pictures of himself, Jerry Reuss and Don Stanhouse. One time, during pre-game warm ups, he climbed atop the Dodger dugout and, in full game uniform, walked through the field boxes at Dodger Stadium to the concession stand and got a hot dog. He also once dressed up in Lasorda’s uniform (with padding underneath) and ran out to the mound to talk to the pitcher while carrying Lasorda’s book and a can of Slim Fast.

2. …that Lou Brock owns the patent for the umbrella hat (officially called the Brockabrella?? 

3. …that this – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c74eT6MC9co- exists??

THE MORE YOU KNOW!

 


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