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Jim Piersall
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Baseball Player
    (November 14, 1929-June 3, 2017)
    Outfielder for Boston Red Sox, among others (1950-1967)
    2 Time All-Star
    Hit 104 Home Runs
    Wrote autobiography 'Fear Strikes Out'
    He ran the bases backwards when he hit his 100th home run and was released from his team shortly thereafter.
    He suffered from a mental illness and had to stay in mental hospitals during his playing days.
    He considered going nuts in his rookie season the best thing that ever happened to him due to the publicity.
    He would take bows after making a catch.
    He fought Billy Martin before a 1952 game.
    He made pig noises at Satchel Paige, which led to Paige beaning him with pitches.
    He would challenge Yankee Stadium fans to fights.
    He once threw an orange at Comiskey Park's exploding scoreboard.
    He was often fired from later work because of his inappropriate comments.
    He once got 6 hits in a game, an American League record.
    He once said: 'I have not made an awful lot of friends in my lifetime, but my dad once told me that if you have too many friends you become a follower.'
    He provided baseball fans a lot of entertainment with his antics.

Credit: Eric Hartman


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 58 Votes: 72.41% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 22 Votes: 59.09% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 29 Votes: 48.28% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 25 Votes: 64.00% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 44 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 88 Votes: 51.14% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 112 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 191 Votes: 51.31% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 244 Votes: 48.77% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1788 Votes: 43.12% Annoying
 
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