Brian Wilson and the All-Crazy Team: The 22 Most Eccentric Athletes of All Time

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Brian Wilson and the All-Crazy Team: The 22 Most Eccentric Athletes of All Time
Brian Wilson on "Lopez Tonight"

With his appearance as a gray-bearded "seaman" who hates water on "Lopez Tonight," Brian Wilson has added to his portfolio as the strangest cat in sports.

From his odd outfits to his introduction of the bondage character "The Machine" to the collection of baseballs he's warmed up with that he keeps in his locker—"I don't date them. I just go by smell," he told USA Today—Wilson may be putting us all on.

But even if it's an act, it's a straight-up crazy act. He's baseball's performance artist, its Andy Kaufman. 

Wilson's not the first and probably not the strangest eccentric who ever suited up professionally. Here's a rundown of some of the oddballs, nutjobs and not-always-intentional comedians who have lived in the world of sports.

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