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Baseball Superstitions Live on in Majors

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DETROIT (AP) -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland figured his underwear was lucky and declared he wasn't changing it during a Detroit winning streak.

Nyjer Morgan claims Milwaukee's resurgence was helped along by a pair of blue socks.

The end of a baseball season is no time to be bashful -- or to worry about hygiene -- when it comes to staying in the hunt.

After a thrilling finish to the regular season Wednesday, eight teams are in the playoffs, knowing their championship hopes could hinge on any pitch. Some players and managers feel like they get a little boost from an object or behavior, and indulge themselves in some of the oddest superstitions imaginable.

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