TIL baseball great Dizzy Dean boasted he could strike out Vince DiMaggio four times in a game. After three strikeouts, DiMaggio hit a pop foul ball. Dizzy yelled to his catcher to drop it so he could win his boast. He then got the fourth strikeout.

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  1. Trying to remember the rules of baseball, but doesn’t catching a pop foul ball count as an out? And a dropped foul ball a strike? Did the pitcher want the opportunity to get DiMaggio to swing and miss? Can a sports enthusiast explain to me?

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