The Star and Rockets / Client: Tor.com
Joe Bauman played for the minor league team the Roswell Rockets throughout the 50's. His stats magically jumped right after the supposed alien landing in Roswell in 1954. He had a freak "break-out" year and in 138 games he hit 35 doubles, 3 triples, and 72 home runs, the latter being a record that stood throughout pro ball until it was topped in 2001 by Barry Bonds. Check out the full story here. Reminded me of on of my favorite tv series, The Twilight Zone.