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Walter Scott "Steve" Brodie was a stellar, but loopy, Orioles center fielder

Walter Scott "Steve" Brodie was a stellar, but loopy, Orioles center fielder

Call them flakes, misfits or screwballs. They are athletes whose offbeat antics mystify teammates and fascinate fans and, over three centuries, Baltimore has been blessed with its share. The Baltimore Sun is counting down The Daffy Dozen, the 12 most memorable characters in the city’s sports lore. Today’s oddball, No. 3, is Orioles outfielder Walter Scott "Steve" Brodie, who played for the team from 1893-1896 and 1898-1901. Characters peppered the 19th century Orioles. Outfielder Joe Kelley, a fancy Dan, hid a vanity mirror inside his cap. Third baseman John McGraw spewed tobacco juice in umpires' faces and ground his spikes into their shoes. Shortstop Hughie...

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