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Sep 21, 2022

Tim Hagerty is the play-by-play announder for the San Diego Padres' AAA affiliate in El Paso, TX. Tim shares some of the most bizarre stories in baseball history. 

In this episode you'll hear about a frantic call to the police from The Lake Erie Crusher who reported a missing head. That's right, a missing head. 

The day the New Orleans Pelicans' official mascot Henry the Chimpanzee got loose and chased players around the field, eventually heading to the stands and causing pandemonium for the fans. 

How a low line drive by the Milwaukee Brewers went down the right field line resulted in a Home Run when the Louisville Colonels lost the ball in a... well, you'll have to this one.

You'll also hear about a while bull that ended up on the field, a pitcher taking the mound in bare feet, and a train conductor who caught a fly ball.

Tim Hagerty has been a professional baseball broadcaster fro 18 years. He's written hundreds of freelance baseball articles for Baseball Digest,, Sporting News, The Hardball Times, and and other publications.

Tim's latest book "Tales from the Dugout; 1,001 Humorous, Inspirational, and Wild Anecdotes from Minor League Baseball" is available on pre-order and set for release on March 21st, 2023.

Tim also co-authored a book with Ripken called "Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names and the Stories Behind Them."

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