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Some of them even chew the gum, though it is not so popular as it was a few years ago. This practice has led to the promulgation of a new and rigorously enforced rule in Region 5, Section 2, District 5 (South Carolina) of the Little League. The rule says: "Players will be permitted to chew bubble gum on the field, but will not be permitted to blow bubbles."
Although Ferris hit over .300 only twice in his Major League career, he won the A.L. Batting Title both times in 1951-52 with .344 and .327. Ferris came to the Majors in '47 after leading the Pacific Coast League in Runs and RBI's. In '53, he lead the League in Walks and was 2nd in Assists at 1st Base.
One day in '51, Ferris watched same kids play baseball.
When they left they forgot the bat. Fain, in a batting slump took it.
He started using it. That old bat not only ended his slump but helped win the batting crown!