• I read in the original Bill James Historical Abstract that Roy Thomas once fouled off 22 pitches and he ran the count to 3 and 2, so if that's true, he would have been pitch at least 29 pitches (22 fouled off, 3 balls & 1 ball that he put in play). The legend has it that on one occasion, Luke Appling fouled off 17 straight pitches before hitting a triple. The story goes on to say that he did it to get even with a team owner who wouldn't give him a box of baseballs to pass out to the fans.

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