June 11, 1974

Kansas City and St. Louis star, Al Hrabosky, (the Mad Hungarian) turned his back on a batter for the first time this day.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Photo by Johnmaxmena2, Wikimedia Commons