Red Sox
Third baseman Wade Boggs made it into the Hall of Fame with a routine of eating chicken before every game, taking batting practice at exactly 5:17 and running wind sprints at exactly 7:17. He also took exactly 150 ground balls in practice and carved the Hebrew ‘‘chai’’ symbol with his bat in the dirt each time he stepped to the plate, even though he is not Jewish.
Player superstitions
Third baseman Wade Boggs made it into the Hall of Fame with a routine of eating chicken before every game, taking batting practice at exactly 5:17 and running wind sprints at exactly 7:17. He also took exactly 150 ground balls in practice and carved the Hebrew ‘‘chai’’ symbol with his bat in the dirt each time he stepped to the plate, even though he is not Jewish.
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