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.