McCoy was an occasional prankster. For example, on Easter Sunday, 1987, in Milwaukee,
Brewers catcher B.J. Surhoff stuck his mitt behind his back to get a new ball, only
to discover the ump had popped an egg into it.
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» May 27, 1981:
With Kansas City ahead 7–4 over the Mariners, Amos Otis taps a dribbler down the 3B line in the 6th inning. Mariner 3B Lenny Randle gets down on all fours as the ball rolls along the line, finally going foul. Royals manager Whitey Herzog protests that Randle was blowing the ball foul, while the third baseman argues he was merely pleading with it. Ump Larry McCoy rules in favor of Herzog and Otis gets a hit. Otis doesn't score but the Royals win, 8–5.