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Bo Jackson shared an incredible story during last night's exhibition between the Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City Royals. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be true...
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"I took strike three right down the pipe, and he called me out," Jackson said. "I turned around and gave him a few choice words and he said, 'You're outta here.' I said, 'Thank you.' I went to the locker room - didn't even shower. I put my clothes on, got in my Corvette and went to the hospital."

Jackson then said that was the only ejection of his career.

"Blame it on my daughter. The things we do for our women."
While that story only adds to the legend of Bo Jackson, it turns out there are a lot of flaws with it. Best-selling author Jeff Pearlman revealed that Jackson didn't actually play in a game on July 21, 1990.

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"Bo's daughter Morgan was born on July 21, 1990. Bo says, on that day, he was deliberately tossed from the Royals game against Milwaukee. So, here's the box from that afternoon's Royals game," Pearlman wrote. "You'll notice they didn't play Milwaukee, and that Bo wasn't in the lineup. And maybe you're thinking, 'See! He got thrown out.' Well, nope. Three days earlier, Jackson hurt his shoulder while trying to snare a Deion Sanders line drive at Yankee Stadium."
(The Spun)
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24chevrolet4825 days
He was Good But Hershel was Better
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panzer25 days
It would be the first time Bo Jackson had to make up anything. He is the closest thing to a Marvel Sports Superhero as could be.
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Julio Red Cloud26 days
Bo runed wit de foobaw.
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Arena3026 days
Ahh whatever. A legendary story is him throwing a 100 mph dart from left field. Or running on the centerfield wall like Spider-Man or something after catching a fly ball
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Sevensblue27 days
Conceited people make up stories. He still wants attention whatever...
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Bulldogblitz27 days
Shocker, another barner fraud
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Thats not a legendary story at all. A legendary Bo story is him hitting a ball on top of the let field apartments at old Alex Box
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I seem to remember Lyle mouton doing the same thing.
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225Tyga27 days
225Tyga did it as well back in the day
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Geaux Guy26 days
Joey and Bo had a little HR Challenge. Neither hit the top and same with Lyle and Grisham, they had some ‘one hoppers’ hit the married housing complex.
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Honest Tune27 days
Pretty sure Sanders scored an inside the park homerun on that play. He was FLYING.
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tucoco27 days
Bo knows Lies.
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tucoco27 days
Bo knows Lies.
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tilthatday27 days
I find it hard to believe that anyone cared enough to “fact check” this story. For God sake, get a life it’s a good story that sends a message people should appreciate: your family comes first.
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RightWingTiger27 days
So the truth isn’t important huh?
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Bjorn Cyborg26 days
Not in 35 year old anecdotal stories. He's not testifying. He's telling a funny old story, which inherently have inaccuracies. They are often the combination of multiple stories. It's harmless.
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Sissidog0225 days
Usually the media or journalists don’t find important whatsoever, especially if you write from the LEFT
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CP3LSU2527 days
I can finally sleep now knowing this
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NC_Tigah27 days
It would be worth checking the Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals July 20, 1990 game. Women in labor often deliver the next calendar day.
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MoarKilometers27 days
"Three days earlier, Jackson hurt his shoulder while trying to snare a Deion Sanders line drive at Yankee Stadium." They did research it, Bo had 0 plate appearances on july 20, 1990... based on 8 seconds worth of googling.
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Geaux Guy27 days
Happened in a different but similar situation. He probably shared the cute story with his daughter and actually started to remember it that way. Who cares.
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chimesstreet27 days
This is what I was thinking. That something similar happened, and he ended up conflating the two stories. Brains are funny things. If you keep telling yourself something, you will eventually believe it happened.

As far as who cares? Sports fans? Idk.
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One of the most overrated athletes of all time.
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Milosh28 days
He was at best a mediocre baseball player. He was a decent RB.
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Career .250 hitter. 8.3 WAR. But so many people claim he's some sort of goat.
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Chipeace27 days
No he was a very good running back
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Deplorable Duke28 days
Vincent Edward Jackson

So even “Bo” is a lie.
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theOG28 days
Like this clown would know something Bo doesn’t.
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CDawson28 days
Who cares. Bo knows….
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TheWalrus28 days
Fact checking is gay
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JackieTreehorn28 days
If you tell a lie long enough you start to believe it.
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tucoco27 days
yeah, Pinocchio!
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