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SUPERSTITION:  BASEBALL


Description: Many professional baseball players adhere to strict superstitious routines

Origin: 20th Century United States

Many sportsmen and sports fans are superstitious about their luck and performance, but baseball players take the world prize. Many famous players have followed strict routines of superstitious behaviour to avoid jinxing their luck and their game statistics.

Major League baseman Wade Boggs, who played for professionally for 18 years in the 1980s and 90s, ate only chicken on the day of a game, woke and trained at precisely the same time each day, and always inscribed the Hebrew word for 'life' in the sand at of the batter's box before each bat - although he is not Jewish.




 

A baseball player who forgot to rub his nose 11 times while standing on one leg.

A baseball player who forgot to rub his nose 11 times while standing on one leg.



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Note: These superstitions were researched and written by Stuart Macfarlane (Website: Stuart Macfarlane )

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