December 30, 2010

Invincible Jinxing Powers

My friend and agent Steve Malk has been forwarding me stories from the early days of baseball, including that of this guy:

In the annals of baseball history, the tale of Charles Victor "Victory" Faust is virtually unmatched for sheer strangeness and improbability. Arguably the least athletic person apart from Eddie Gaedel to play in the major leagues, Faust pitched in two games for the 1911 New York Giants and contributed two stolen bases to their record-setting total of 347. Before those game appearances, however, Faust made his mark as John McGraw's good-luck charm and mascot. His invincible jinxing powers inspired the Giants to win the National League pennants of 1911 and 1912, after which his luck ran out and he faded into oblivion for a half-century...

Read on for a remarkable tale.

Posted by Dr. Frank at December 30, 2010 05:29 AM | TrackBack

Wow, this is an amazing story.

Posted by: Nate Pensky at December 31, 2010 09:02 PM
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