‘86 Baseball Prank Almost Spelled MLBer’s Demise

The best MLB pitcher (and biggest goofball) not in the baseball Hall of Fame, Bert Blyleven, spins some anecdotal gold at NBCSports.com about his favorite baseball pranks of all-time.

Mickey Hatcher and his huge glove

(Mickey Hatcher’s Deadliest Catch)

My favorite from the piece involves current Angels coach and former longtime MLB player Mickey Hatcher (who else?):

I remember one incident in particular at spring training in Orlando in 1986. It was St. Patrick’s Day and Mickey went into the maintenance room next to the dugout and found some green paint that was being used on the outfield walls.

He decided to cover himself in that paint. He painted his face green, his arms green, everything that showed under his uniform was green.

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