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George Steele had weirdest pre-first pitch ritual of all-time

02.17.17 at 1:57 pm ET

George “The Animal” Steele with his unique first pitch preparations.

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WWE legend George “The Animal” Steele died on Friday at 79. He threw out a few ceremonial first pitches in his time and had a very unique habit of chewing the baseball and biting off the hide before his pitch.

Seems really bizarre but if your name is The Animal, I guess you kind of have to do stuff like this.