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.
4 thoughts on “This day in baseball: I got it!”
And with that glove. Braver man than I.
I’d want a helmet, too.
Ditto on both accounts! I can’t imagine what his hand must have felt like after this.