Jordan never hit the court without his UNC trunks under his Bulls uniform. And Boggs ate chicken before every game. MF explains why your favorite pro athletes practice the superstitious rituals they do.
Babe Ruth and Second Base, and his Bats, and Women’s Clothes
The Great Bambino carried some interesting eccentricities with him throughout his wildly successful Major League career, in which he compiled a lifetime .342 average with 714 home runs. By the numbers, he was the best MLB player of all time and did more than anyone else to create and uphold the Yankee mystique. Ruth always made sure to step on second base whenever he jogged in from right field. If he ever forgot, he would run out from the dugout and kick it before the next half-inning began. As for his baseball bats, he refused to allow teammates to borrow one from him, claiming that every bat had a certain number of hits in it, and he wanted every last one of them. He also frequently wore women’s silken stockings during time off from the game, although he snagged that bright idea from fellow Hall of Famer/legend Honus Wagner, who claimed they somehow guarded him from falling into batting slumps.
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