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Lip Man 1
08-23-2007, 11:19 AM
August 24, 1910 - It was a noteworthy publicity stunt. With the White Sox in Washington D.C., catcher Ray "Cracker" Schalk caught a ball tossed off the top of the Washington Monument from pitcher "Big" Ed Walsh. It took 23 tries before Schalk was able to grab the ball, traveling at well over 100 MPH, into his glove. The ball fell 542 feet.