This day in baseball: I got it!

On August 21, 1908, Gabby Street of the Washington Senators took part in one of the most publicized stunts of the new century: he was going to attempt to catch a baseball dropped from the top of the Washington Monument, a distance of 555 feet.  Street managed to pull off the feat on his third try.  Scientists estimated that the ball fell with a force between 200 and 300 pounds.

Library of Congress


3 Comments on “This day in baseball: I got it!”

  1. verdun2 says:

    And with that glove. Braver man than I.
    v


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