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Some things you hardly ever see in baseball any more:

Complete games by pitchers

Single-admission doubleheaders

Ladies Day

Steal of home

Two-hour games

Catcher's balk

Salary cuts

The hidden ball trick

Ah, the hidden ball trick; that deft, sleight-of-hand legerdemain maneuver that leaves the unsuspecting victim with an egg facial, searching for a hole in the ground in which to crawl, and the perpetrator with a cat-that-ate-the-canary smile and a reputation for trickery and one-upmanship.

The hidden ball trick is a lost art in baseball.

According to research by Retrosheet, there have been 210 successful executions of the hidden ball trick dating back to 1876, and 32 more unsubstantiated possibilities, but none since 1999 when Carlos Perez of the L.A. Dodgers was the victim of a J.T. Snow-job.

The leading practitioners of hidden ball trickery were George Stovall, a first baseman with Cleveland and St. Louis of the American League from 1904-1913, and legendary Yankee shortstop Frank Crosetti, each with six applications. They were followed closely with five by Babe Pinelli, a third baseman with the White Sox, Tigers and Reds before he became a leading National League umpire, Pinky Higgins, a third baseman with the Athletics, Red Sox and Tigers in the 1930s and '40s, and another Yankees shortstop, Gene (Stick) Michael, who may have been the last of a dying breed. He played his last game in 1975, two years after he nailed an unsuspecting Vic Harris of Texas wandering off second base.

Michael's other victims were Tom Matchick of Detroit in 1968, Zoilo Versalles of Cleveland in 1969, and Joe Keough of Kansas City and Jarvis Tatum of California six weeks apart in 1970.

"I could have had at least four or five more if it wasn't for Ralph Houk," Michael boasts. "I had the ball in my glove and a runner on second waiting to be had, and here comes Houk out of the dugout, across the lines to take out the pitcher."

Michael said he first employed the hidden ball trick in the minor leagues and when it worked, he decided to include it in his repertoire when he got to the big leagues. But it wasn't until he got to the Yankees in his third major league season that he put it into use.

There are, said Michael, three keys to the successful execution of the trick.

"First, you have to let the umpire know you have the ball. Second, you have to let the pitcher in on it so he doesn't get on the rubber. Fritz Peterson was the best at wandering around behind the mound when I was getting ready to use the play. And third, you have to distract the runner.

"The best time to do it is after a guy hits a double and slides into second. He's feeling pretty good about himself, so he's distracted. He'll slide into second, then pick himself up and dust himself off. While he's doing that, I'll take the ball from the outfield, keep it and act like nothing happened. I might even say something to the runner, like 'Nice hit.' Then when he steps off the base, I've got him."

Normally, the runner is too embarrassed to say anything, but one of Stick's victims, Versalles, was not a good sport.

"He said it was a bush play," Michael laughed. "I told him it was bush that he got caught."

Proudly Michael said that while he was the perpetrator of the hidden ball trick five times, he never was a victim.

"They tried it on me in a fantasy camp," Stick said, "but I knew what they were up to and I made sure I was on the base. I told them I couldn't ruin my reputation."

Michael never talked to Crosetti about the trick, but figured it was easier in Cro's day to pull it off.

"I heard Crosetti used to hide the ball in his hand inside the glove, rather than in the pocket," he said. "You could do that back then with the loose-fitting gloves they used in those days."

There are reasons Michael believes the hidden ball trick has gone the way of the doubleheader and the two-hour game in baseball and hasn't been performed in five years. One is that today's umpires are more diligent in making certain that the pitcher does not do anything to deceive a runner.

"The pitcher can't be on the rubber without the ball," Michael said, "and he can't even be in the vicinity of the rubber without the ball. He has to stand behind the mound and pretend he's doing something else, like rubbing up a baseball. That's a sure sign to a runner who's paying attention that something's up.

"Another reason you don't see it any more is that there's so much more communication and media coverage today. Every game is on television. If a player pulls the hidden ball trick today, word gets around, he gets a reputation, and runners are more alert. That wasn't the case in my day."

Maybe the real reason you don't see the hidden ball trick these days is that today's players are not as slick, or as larcenous, as Gene Michael.

Acclaimed author Phil Pepe is a regular contributor to YES Network Online.

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  • 2 0 年前













    回憶過往,藏球詭計自從1896年起已有210次成功的執行,以及32次未證實的可能。但是自從1999年洛杉磯道奇的Carlos Perez 在(舊金山巨人)J.T. Snow手下成為受害者之後就沒再出現過了。

    藏球詭計的排行首位是George Stovall,1904~1913年期間克里夫蘭和聖路易的一壘手,以及傳奇的洋基隊游擊手Frank Crosetti,他們兩人都各有六次記錄。緊跟在後有五次的是白襪三壘手Babe Pinelli,以及在變成國聯裁判之前是老虎和紅襪球員的運動家隊三壘手Pinky Higgins,1930、40年代在紅襪和老虎隊。另一位洋基游擊手Gene (Stick意即「釘住」) Michael,他可能是瀕臨絕種的最後一位了,在他將德州(遊騎兵)的Vic Harris 出其不意地釘在二壘壘包之後的兩年──1975年,他打完了最後一場比賽。

    Michael的其他受害者是1968年底特律的Tom Matchick ,1969年克里夫蘭的Zoilo Versalles ,以及1970年在六週內分別逮到了堪薩斯的 Joe Keough 和加州的Jarvis Tatum 。

    「如果不是Ralph Houk,我至少還可以弄個四、五次。」Michael自吹自擂,「球在手套裡等著逮到二壘跑者時,Houk離開球員休息室,跨過邊線要換投手。」



    「第一,你必須讓裁判知道你有球。第二,你必須讓投手瞭解而不會踏上投手板。Fritz Peterson 是最棒的,當我準備玩這把戲時他會一直在投手丘走來走去。第三,你必須讓跑壘者分心。」






    Michael從未曾與 Crosetti 討論過藏球詭計,但是想像一下在Crosetti的年代是比較容易完成的。





    或許你不再見到藏球詭計的真正原因是現今的球員不再狡黠、或是偷偷摸摸的,像 Gene Michael一樣。

    令人讚賞的作者Phil Pepe 是YES Network Online的固定贊助者。


  • Erika
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    4 年前

    Jt Snow Hidden Ball Trick

    參考資料: https://owly.im/a06qQ
  • 匿名使用者
    2 0 年前



    Single-admission doubleheaders / 單一許可雙車頭列車







    啊!藏球的詭計;那個敏捷熟練的手法- 手的戲法用一個蛋美顏術留下無懷疑的受害人的練習,在那個爬行中,在地面尋找一個洞,和犯罪者由於一隻貓--吃--對於欺騙和高人一等的作,有著風金絲雀的微笑和名譽。


    依照藉著Retrosheet的研究,已有 210個藏球成功的實例始於1876,且有另外32個沒被實體化的可能性,但沒有人自1999以後,當洛杉磯的 Carlos Perez閃躲者是 J.T.的掃雪工人。

    他是來自Cleveland和美國聯盟St. Louis在1904-1913的第一個一(二、三)壘手,以及每次以六個申請的傳奇性人物--美國遊擊手Frank Crosetti。他們密切地被跟隨在第三個一(二、三)壘手—Pinelli、Red Sox以及Tigers,以成為一位領導型國家的聯盟裁判員,Gene (Stick) Michael之前是第三個一(二、三)壘手,Red Sox以及Tigers在 1930和 '40 年代和另一個美國遊擊者Gene (Stick) Michael,Michael可能是已經垂死族類的最後者。在他用釘釘牢了德克薩斯的無懷疑的 V字隊形飛行哈利斯第二年之後,他在 1975 年玩了他最後的一場比賽。

    Michael的其他受害人分別有:1968年底特律的Tom Matchick、1969年克里夫蘭的Zoilo Versalles,和 1970年堪薩斯州市的Joe Keough ,以及加州的Jarvis Tatum。

    麥可吹牛地說:「如果它不為Ralph Houk,我應該可以另外有至少四或五個」。「我排在第二並等候時,我的手套中有一個跑步者的球,而且Houk從防空壕過來,越過線從投手那取出」。









    麥可從不與Crosetti 談論詭計,但是計算它在Cro's 的日子中是比較容易的將它拉開。





    也許你每天沒看見藏球詭計,其真正的理由是,今天的運動員不再狡猾,或犯竊盜罪,就像Gene Michael。

    被稱為作家的Phil Pepe在YES線上網路是普通的貢獻者。


    參考資料: 人腦
  • 2 0 年前