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I added to his professional career and deleted the erroneous reference to an on-the-field nervous breakdown. That happened in the movie "Fear Strikes Out," not in real life!
-In 1963, I read he ran the bases in reverse order to celebrate his 100th career home run (from third to second to first to home). The day after there was a rule implemented that made it illegal for people to run the bases backwards. Am I wrong?
Piersall then moved to the grandstand roof to heckle home plate umpire Neil Strocchia.
This claim is widely repeated, but Piersall seems to have disputed it. I looked but did not find a reliable source for it. Anyway, it was not supported by the cited reference, so I deleted it. Dgndenver (talk) 19:27, 5 June 2017 (UTC)