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Major League Baseball
Oct. 29, 2023 8:51 p.m. ET
There’s no need to search for the “best Halloween costume of 2023” anymore, the contest is over.
The photo portrayed a guy dressed from head-to-toe in a retro Arizona Diamondbacks uniform, donning Johnson’s No. 51 jersey, and a girl next to him covered in bird feathers decorated with fake blood as her costume.
Johnson’s incident occurred during his tenure with Arizona in 2001, when he remarkably struck a bird in midair while warming up for a spring training game.
Coincidentally, Zac Gallen also accomplished a similar feat this year, which means the D-backs have successfully made the Fall Classic in each season that a starting pitcher accidentally plunked a bird.
In 2001, the D-backs defeated the New York Yankees on a Luis Gonzales walk-off single in Game 7, while the result of this year’s World Series is yet to be determined.
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