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BobbyBaseball 01-01-2004 10:17 AM

Bullpen
 
Anyone know where the term "bullpen" came from?

Loser 01-01-2004 10:30 AM

From 1749, when British sheep and cow hearders first started playing the game of baseball. They had their pitchers warm themselves up in the pen of the bulls.. :confused:

Alex 01-02-2004 08:24 AM

I always went with the story that in early professional baseball games pitchers warmed up under the tobacco sign which had a bull on it.

BobbyBaseball 01-02-2004 10:11 AM

Alex
That is the story that I have heard as well


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