An American Legion baseball game in Alaska had an unusually large spectator Sunday. A black bear walked along the far side of the outfield fence, causing a delay in play. The bear was one of approximately 200,000 that live in Alaska, but we're not sure how many actually like to catch the occasional baseball game.
The bear peacefully retreated back into the woods without any further disruption to the game in Juneau. Although possibly the largest, the bear is not the first animal to interrupt a baseball game with its presence.
In the 2007 ALDS between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians, gnats swarmed pitcher Joba Chamberlain, causing him to pause multiple times for a bug spray break. In 2001, Randy Johnson famously hit a bird with a fastball during a spring training game.
(H/T: FTW/USA Today)
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