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Baseball Hall of Shame: Courtesy Gets You Tagged Out
Pee Wee Reese

Pee Wee Reese

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"Nice guys finish last," said famed baseball manager Leo Durocher. But apparently, one of his former players didn't get the lesson.

According to "The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown" by Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo, Hall of Famer Pee Wee Reese of the Brooklyn Dodgers was one tagged out for showing a little too much courtesy.

It happened on July 12, 1947, when Reese was on first base after getting walked in the third inning. At the plate was Carl Furillo, who swung and missed the ball -- and accidentally threw his bat up the first base line.

Reese walked over, picked up the bat and handed it to Furillo -- and was immediately tagged out.

Turns out the legendary Dodgers' shortstop had forgot to call time.


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