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Baseball Lore and Trivia
« Topic Start: August 29, 2017, 02:13:20 PM »
Heard this earlier and figured it was a good thread starter:

The origin of the word "Bullpen": The legend is that it's from when Bull Durham Tobacco used to put signs in ballparks in the early 1900s.  The signs were used to shade the area where the pitchers warmed up.  There are other explanations but that one seems to have stuck.