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Dec 31, 2020

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the homerun is hit @1:09:50 Shortly after the HR, Bob Murphy said that Piersall had said that he was going to run the bases backwards when he got his 100th HR. After that he said “Jimmy Piersall - a man of his word!”

On June 23, 1963, New York Mets’ outfielder Jimmy Piersall celebrates his 100th career home run by running in the correct order, but bases backward. Piersall’s stunt angers Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Dallas Green and Commissioner Ford Frick. The Mets will hand Jimmy his walking papers two days later by Casey Stengel.

The Mets' outfielder, who thought of the stunt after being disappointed by the lack of attention Duke Snider's 400th round-tripper received.