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  • Fred Frommer

How Bugs Bunny changed baseball lingo

As the United States emerged victorious from World War II and Major League Baseball returned to full strength, a sassy rabbit named Bugs seemed to capture the ingenuity and cockiness of a country on the rise when he single-handedly beat a team of oversized, cigar-smoking bullies. In the process, he also gave baseball one of the most colorful phrases in sports: the Bugs Bunny change-up. Read my Washington Post story about the 75th anniversary of this classic cartoon, "Baseball Bugs."

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