In the mid-1970s, the Oakland A's signed a Michigan State sprinting star to be their "designated stealer." There was just one catch: Herb Washington hadn't played baseball since high school.
Once a superstar, and then the butt of jokes, MC Hammer now gets identified as the Bay Area's most famous and beloved sports fan.
On April 17, 1979, the Mariners and Athletics played a great game in front of almost no one. Here's the story of the game most everyone missed.