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Tuesday, November 21, 2017


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Acknowledgements

In addition to reading (and totally enjoying) more than 2,000 baseball Believe It or Not! entries currently housed in the Ripley archives, I spent countless hours researching for new, weird and unbelievable facts. I found some great stuff, but I had enormous help along the way.

In 2005, a version of this book was sent out to more than 500 baseball writers and broadcasters throughout the United States as a quirky media guide. They loved it and I received many responses with additional Believe It or Not! ideas about the teams they cover, as well as encouragement to expand and update the book and make it available to baseball fans throughout the world. Thanks to all who responded.

Also many thanks go out to members of the Society of American Baseball Researchers (SABR) for their assistance. Edward Meyer, VP Archives & Exhibits for Ripley Entertainment was a great assistance in helping me dig up all the Ripley Classics.

Special kudos go out to my new friend, author Dan Schlossberg who has written 32 books on baseball and thousands of articles on the sport. He encouraged me, helped point my research in the right direction, and even used several of our Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoons in his new book, Baseball Gold.

Thanks to all, you are now part of Ripley history! Believe It or Not!

Tim O’Brien, Author