Strange But True: Bad Hop Bonanza

While playing second base for Kansas City of the old Federal League, William “Duke” Kenworthy got in position to field a grounder, only to have the ball hit a big pebble and bounce over his head. Kenworthy picked up the pebble, examined it, and found that the little nugget was solid gold!

From The Giant Book of More Strange But True Sports Stories by Howard Liss. Illustrations by Joe Mathieu.

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  1. I grew up in Kansas City and never knew about the Packers (the Federal League team Kenworthy was on). Kenworthy has a Wikipedia entry that ends with this line:

    Kenworthy drowned while fishing off the California coast on September 21, 1950.

    So not all his luck was good.

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