This Week in Baseball History: Lightning Strikes & Ankle-Biting Dogs (Aug 20-26)

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This Week in Baseball History: Lightning Strikes & Ankle-Biting Dogs (Aug 20-26)
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Baseball is a beautiful sport. It is resilient. It sparks emotion and the human imagination. And at times it is a brilliantly scripted play, full of colorful characters and memorable scenes.

Baseball also boasts a history that brims with comedic—some might say childish moments that have made fans of all generations shake their heads or chuckle from a far.

Here at Bleacher Report, our goal is to capture these moments in vivid detail. Thus, in this the first installment of This Week in Baseball History, we have chosen one event from each day this week that are—shall we say, interesting?

Events include epic lighting strikes, stray dogs with agendas, angrily thrown phones and an eye-popping hitting streak by a player not named Joe DiMaggio.

That said, appreciate it if you kick back, relax and enjoy what will be the first of what will hopefully be several future trips down memory lane.

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