On August 4, 1911, in the bottom of the ninth, Schaefer stole second, hoping to draw a throw and allow teammate Clyde Milan, who was on third with the potential winning run, to steal home. White Sox catcher Fred Payne didn't fall for the gambit, however, so Schaefer, now on second, took his lead toward the first-base side of the bag and promptly stole first on a subsequent pitch.
Like most red-blooded American boys of the time, young John Dillinger was an avid baseball fan. During the summer of 1924, he played shortstop for the Martinsville Athletics. His team-high batting average earned him a $25 award from the local Old Hickory Furniture Company.
On October 6, 2015, 34-year-old former softball slugger and two-time Olympic gold medal winner Jessica Mendoza joined John Kruk and Dan Shulman in the booth at Yankee Stadium to provide color commentary on the Houston Astros' 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game.
Though predominantly known as a starter, John Smoltz was converted to a reliever in 2001 following his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and spent four years as the team's closer before returning to a starting role. In 2002, he set the National League record with 55 saves.