It's hard to list all the anecdotes about my career - maybe you should watch the movie made about me. Some pretty weird things happened when I was playing.
I fought with Billy Martin, but hey, who didn't? I hurt Billy Goodman trying to break up an argument with an umpire (I had quite a few of those myself), and hurt my own arm in a throwing contest with Willie Mays. I went 6-for-6 in a famous comeback, and had a great glove as well. Nobody played as shallow in the outfield as I did.
I'm mainly remembered for various stunts, however ("Give 'em their money's worth" was my motto). You know, things like hiding behind flag poles. One of my favorites was the time we were down 9-5 and Satchel Paige was on the mound. I called out that I was going to bunt, laid one down and beat it out. On first, I imitated Satchel's windup and let out a yell every time he let go of the ball. Nearly drove him bonkers. We went on to score six runs and take the game.
My attempt to faze Ted Williams by running back and forth in the outfield in my own version of the shift didn't work out that well, though - I was tossed (once again) for trying to distract the hitter.
The one thing I'm most famous for, however, is what happened after I told Duke Snider I'd get more press for my 100th homer than he would for his 400th. I was right, too.
Who am I, and why was I right?
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