You may notice that there's a lot of baseball players on this list. That's because of the boredom that comes with a 162-game season. Mickey Mantle was a notorious boozer which makes his on-field accomplishments all the more impressive. Unfortunately, it also damaged his liver beyond repair. In 1963, after returning from a broken foot that sidelined him for three weeks, Mickey was called upon to pinch-hit late in a ballgame. His recollection of the at-bat was that he saw three balls coming and swung at the middle one resulting in a bomb. If ever your future ballplayer is struggling at the dish sneak some Jack into his All Sport and watch him either bash a home run or get taken away from you and put into a foster home. Who cares? Most of those Little League World Series kids look old enough to drink anyways.
Mickey Mantle swings at the middle of three balls.