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Home Run

Baseball player Al Schacht slid into second base and felt a low-thrown ball land under him. Under cover of the dust, Al quickly slipped the ball into his hip pocket. The opposing infielder vainly looked for the ball and finally figured it must have rolled into center field. As he and his teammates frantically searched for the ball, Al completed the circuit of the bases for a home run. But all good things must come to an end—and they did when Al trounced onto home plate and the ball dropped from his pocket. One $50 fine later and Al’s laughter was tempered a little.

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