On this date in 2004, Leon Wagner passed away at age 69.
"I did try smoking weed, though, one time before playing Boston. I took two puffs and I hadn't come down. And I'm out in left field and Yastrzemski hits a line drive to left. And I've got my hands on my knees and I watch the line drive sail over my head, with my hands still on my knees. I didn't feel like moving. So I just trotted over real easy and retrieved it, and hummed it into second base. And then I went back to my position, hands on knees, and relaxed."
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