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DON'T CROSS BATS

THE INFORMANT LEARNED THE FOLLOWING WHILE PLAYING BABE RUTH BASEBALL
IN PORT HURON. "IT IS BAD LUCK WHEN THE BASEBALL BATS LAY ACROSS
ONE ANOTHER INSTEAD OF IN A STRAIGHT ORDERLY LINE."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.6

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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Superstition: Baseball

I LEARNED THE FOLLOWING WHILE PLAYING BABE RUTH BASEBALL IN PORT
HURON. "DURING A GAME WHEN A PITCHER IS PITCHING A NO HITTER, IT
IS BAD LUCK TO TELL HIM HOW MANY STRIKE-OUTS HE HAS OR HOW MANY
INNINGS HE HAS YET TO PITCH."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; BASEBALL ; BASEBALL STADIUM ; CHANCE ; CUSTOM ; Fan ; FATE ; jinx ; LUCK ; No-Hitter ; Shutout ; SPORTS ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.6

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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ONE SHOULDN'T PLAY CARDS ON SUNDAY. THIS IS UNLUCKY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.6

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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GAME SUPERSTITION

IF A PERSON HITS MOST OF HIS SHOTS IN A BASKETBALL
WARM UP, HE WILL MISS THEM IN A GAME, AND VICE VERSA.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; FRANKLINVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): OPPOSITES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.6

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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GAME SUPERSTITION

IF A BATTER SWINGS AND MISSES AT THE FIRST PITCH, HE WILL
STRIKE OUT.

Submitter comment: THIS ALWAYS HAPPENED TO THE INFORMANT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BASEBALL

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.6

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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GAME SUPERSTITION

IN BOWLING THERE IS A SUPERSTITION THAT IF
SOMEONE MAKES THREE STRIKES IN A ROW, THE PERSON SCORING
SHOULD NOT FILL IN THE SCORE EXCEPT X'S FOR FEAR OF BAD LUCK FOR THE
BOWLERS NEXT ROLLS.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; PORT CHESTER

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.6

Date learned: 12-00-1970

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LUCK

ON THE WAY TO A TRACK MEET, A RUNNER WOULD NOT GO
ACROSS A YELLOW LINE, SO IN THE MEET IT WOULD
CAUSE THE RUNNER TO LACK THE ABILITY TO PASS UP OPPOSING RUNNERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTAGEIOUS MAGIC? ; HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC?

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Racing Chasing Fighting
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.6

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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GAME SUPERSTITION

IT IS BAD LUCK TO CHANGE YOUR SOCKS IN A WINNING STREAK.

Submitter comment:

THE ARCHIVE FILE.
KEYPUNCHERS COMMENT, THERE ARE THREE OTHERS SIMILAR TO THIS IN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.6

Date learned: 12-00-1971

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BASEBALL SUPERSTITION (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; BAD LUCK: BASEBALL PLAYING (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

IT IS BAD LUCK TO STRIKE OUT THE FIRST BATTER, BECAUSE THEN
YOU CANNOT STRIKE OUT ANYONE ELSE.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.6

Date learned: 10-22-1969

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GAME SUPERSTITION

IF YOUR TEAM IS ON A WINNING STREAK, THE TEAM MEMBERS SHOULDN'T
CHANGE THEIR SOCKS.

Data entry tech comment:

Thee are three others similar to this in archive file.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.6

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