Sunday, October 24, 2004

The origination of the high-five

It was late in the 1977 season. Dusty Baker of the Dodgers was rounding third, heading for home, having just hit his 30th home run. And the Dodgers were heading for a National League pennant. The on-deck hitter was Glenn Burke, enjoying his second season in the big leagues. As Baker crossed the plate Burke raised his hand. Baker responded by raising his. The two hands slapped together and a bit of history was made.

The first high-five.

Here's two cool facts: there is, in fact a National High Five Day, and yes, high-five is in the dictionary!


Are you a supporter or opponent of high-fives?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That guy with the nametag