5 Bizarre Baseball Curses and Superstitions From Around the World

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Spooky locations and mysterious cryptids are no strangers to urban legends — but did you know the sports world is also rife with strange curses and mythologies? Baseball players and fans in particular have been surrounded by bizarre beliefs for decades. For some players, it’s as simple as attributing their hitting streaks to wearing two different socks or naming their bats. For some diehard fans, it's sitting in the same seats, getting a hot dog only during the seventh inning stretch or wearing their lucky underwear any time their team steps on the field.

But while players and fans alike engage in some pretty intense superstitions before games, it's the bizarre curses that seem to really hit teams where it hurts. From smelly goats to Colonel Sanders, there are plenty of strange sources of bad luck when it comes to America's favorite pastime. These five baseball curses from around the world may just be the weirdest.