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Old Hoss Gives The Middle Finger

I seek to run a family friendly blog.

However, I do enjoy the picture you see above of Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Old Hoss Radbourn giving the camera—and all people— the middle finger back in the 1880’s.

I did not know that the middle finger was extended in the fashion to give offense as far back as the 1880’s.

But it seems that giving the middle finger goes back many many years.

Old Hoss Radbourn is known for winning 59 games a pitcher during the 1884 season while pitching for the now defunct Providence Grays of the National League.

October 10, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. Do you still have the Billy Martin card where he is giving the finger?

    Comment by Kevin Worthington | October 14, 2010

  2. I’m sure I do. Though I’ve not seen it in awhile.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 14, 2010

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