Masterpieces and Uncommon Commons XLIII
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A hitting machine for the notoriously bad Dodger teams of the early 20th Century, Wheat’s final Dodger home run was a tribute to his courage. Plagued by bad legs, Wheat blasted a home run, only to have his legs give out on him at second base. After a conference with the umpires, Wheat was allowed to take as much time as needed to round the bases. While records are unclear, most sports writers of the day mentioned that it took Wheat over 5 painful minutes to circle the bases and reach home.
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