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Did You Hear the One about the Pilot Who Killed the Baseball Player with a Fire Extinguisher?


Actually, it’s no joke.

I was reading an interesting interview with Dan Szymoborski, who is Baseball Think Factory’s editor-in-chief, an ESPN contributor, and the inventor of ZiPS (Szymborski Projection System), and noticed a reference to the comically bizarre tragedy that occurred 76 years ago last week.

On September 17, 1935, Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Len Koenecke from Baraboo, Wisconsin was (surprise) liquored up on a charter flight — apparently, he had been kicked off a commercial flight hours earlier — en route to Buffalo when he started poking the pilot . . .

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