He loved it so much he could out-eat anyone -- and on April 3, 1919, he proved it.
Bodie challenged an ostrich to a bowl-for-bowl pasta duel to see who could eat more.
The event was held in a boxing ring, and it was kept hush-hush for fear of upsetting animal activists, according to Lyons Press' new book, "The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown" by Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo.
It seems even back in 1919, the old-time versions of PETA held some sway -- and for good reason: After 11 bowls of pasta, the ostrich was dead.
Bodie, however, was still standing -- and went on to hit .278 for the Yankees that year while playing mostly in center field.