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Ozark Ike

    Ozark Ike was a newspaper comic strip created by Ray Gotto in 1945. Gotto left the strip in 1954, but the strip itself continued in the hands of Ed Strops until 1959.
    Who hit a foul ball to just miss the fifth home run in a single baseball game? "Ozark Ike" McBatt, the greatest baseball player of all times. This comic strip placed its hero somewhere between the real-life Shoeless Joe Jackson and comic-strip favorites, heavyweight champ Joe Palooka and Lil Abner.
    "Ozark Ike" was the nickname of two major league baseball players, Ralph Kiner and Gus Zernial.

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