During construction of the new Yankee Stadium, a construction worker and avid Boston Red Sox fan buried a replica jersey of Red Sox player David Ortiz underneath the visitors' dugout with the objective of placing a "hex" on the Yankees, much like the "Curse of the Bambino." wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankee…
In 1982 Jim Rice saved a 4 year old boys life. The boy was hit in the face by a foul ball and Rice knew it would take several minutes for the ballparks EMS to get to the boy. He immediately sprinted into the stands, picked up the boy, and ran him into the dugout to the team doctor. si.com/mlb/2017/09/26/yan…
Today I learned about 10 cent beer night - where stadium goers could by beers for 10 cents a cup and could buy up to six cups at a time, there were lots of streakers, people stealing bases, fireworks shot into dugouts, and a massive brawl between both MLB teams and the Cleveland fans. espn.com/espn/page2/story…
During construction of the new Yankee Stadium, a construction worker and avid Red Sox fan buried a replica David Ortiz jersey beneath the visitors' dugout, with the objective of placing a "hex" on the Yankees. After the worker was exposed by co-workers, he was forced to help exhume the jersey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yan…
Former MLB player Tim Raines kept cocaine in his back pocket during games and would fall asleep in the dugout in between innings nbcsports.com/chicago/chi…
Baseball player Tim Raines would often use cocaine between innings in the dugout, and would only slide head first to avoid breaking the cocaine vials that he carried in his back pocket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Today I learned about Bobby Valentine, an MLB manager for the Mets who after getting ejected in the middle of a close game put on a fake moustache and snuck back into the dugout. The Mets went on to win that game. mlb.com/video/bobby-valen…
During WWII, in German-occupied Poland, Three brothers of the Bielski family started a Jewish Partisan dedicated to saving Jews. They lived in the woods for 2 years in underground dugouts and managed to save 1,236 men, women and children. They built over 6 service buildings during their stay. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bie…
During Operation Sandblast, on 04/01/1960, April Fool's Day, Triton was sighted by the only unauthorized person to spot the submarine during her top secret voyage–a young Filipino man in a small dugout canoe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ope…
Today I learned of Boston Corbett, who killed Lincoln assasin John Wilkes Booth. Corbett apprenticed as a hatmaker and the resulting mercury exposure likely drove him insane, resulting in him spending his later years paranoid, living in a dugout, being committed to an asylum, and rumored to perish in a fire en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
There is a map which gives the literal meaning of places in The United states (ex: Missouri= "Land of the people with dugout canoes") slate.com/articles/news_a…
The Cleveland Indians held an unlimited 10 cent beer night in 1974, which resulted nudity, fireworks shot at the opposing team's dugout, and a large fan riot complete with knives, chains, and portions of the stadium's seats. bleacherreport.com/articl…
Many residents of the opal capital of the world, Coober Pedy, live in underground "dugouts" to escape the extreme temperatures of the Australian Outback. offtrackplanet.com/magazi…
Baseball player Gates Brown snuck hot dogs into the dugout during a game. Before he could eat them, he was called upon to pinch hit so he stuffed them into his jersey. He ended up having to slide into second base causing ketchup and mustard to smear all over his jersey leading to a $100 fine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gat…
In 1999 Bobby Valentine, coach of the NY Mets at the time, was ejected from a game for agruing with the umpire. He then snuck back into the dugout wearing a fake mustache and sunglasses to watch the rest of the game. sportsillustrated.cnn.com…
During World War Two, the casino in the basement of the London Ritz Hotel became known as the nightclub La Popote. The interior of the club was made to simulate a combat dugout complete with sandbags. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
During WWII when women's baseball teams were formed players were required to wear skirts, high heels, and makeup off the field; a fifty-dollar fine was levied for infractions if they were caught disobeying. One batter was called back to the dugout because she had forgotten her lipstick. womeninfloridahistory.wor…
In 1931, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth tied for the A.L. lead with 46 homers. Gehrig lost a homer when a baserunner thought the ball was caught and headed for the dugout, believing there were three outs. When Gehrig "passed" the runner, his homer was negated. espn.go.com/classic/00080…
Fergie Olver, better known as that creepy game show host who tried kissing all the young girls, later worked as a dugout broadcaster for the Toronto Blue Jays. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
In 1979 Disco Demolition Night drew an estimated crowd of 50000 at Comiskey Park, which included the late Michael Clarke Duncan. He recollected that he slid into 3rd base and stole a bat from the dugout. The damage done caused the White Sox to forfeit their next game. youtube.com/watch?v=I1CP1…
Argentine adventurer Alberto Torroba crossed the Pacific in a dugout canoe without even a compass. atomvoyages.com/articles/…
On June 9, 1999, Bobby Valentine, the manager of the NY Mets got ejected from a game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the 12th inning for arguing a catcher interference call, he later tried to return to the dugout wearing a disguise. youtu.be/ok6pLKBD-XQ
Today I learned about "Dugout Dick", whom lived in caves until he died at age 94 just this year!

Here is an article on him/his death: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/04/23/1164899/death-of-caveman-ends-an-era-in.html

Here is a little video about him and his caves: http://vodpod.com/watch/1105098-yertpod19-diggin-dugout-dick-in-idaho

Call me crazy, but I am sad that I am just now learning about him. If he were still alive, I would love to go spend a few days up there.

What an awesome dude!

Cpl John Henry Pruitt single-handedly attacked 2 machineguns, capturing them and killing 2 of the enemy. He then captured 40 prisoners in a dugout nearby, and was killed soon afterward by shellfire while he was sniping at the enemy. cmohs.org/recipient-detai…
A large portion of the housing and accommodation in Coober Pedy - Opal Capital of the World (Australia) are in the form of "dugouts" underground or built in to the hills. outback-australia-travel-…
In Ron Atkinson's first game as manager for Nottingham Forrest in 1999 he sat in the wrong dugout youtu.be/1F74CwBJdCE

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