Thursday, February 16, 2017

'The High Five': Learn How the High Five Was Invented in This Short Documentary

We have all made one – the high five – but how did it originate and who invented it?!

The short "The High Five" directed by Michael Jacobs tells the interesting story about former American Major League Baseball players Glenn Lawrence Burke and Dusty Baker.

On October 2nd, 1977 Dusty Baker hit his 30th homerun of the season. As Baker rounded the bases, an excited rookie named Glenn Burke met him at home plate, raised his arm high in the air and slapped Baker's hand. It was the first high five recorded in the history of sports. A year later, Burke was forced out of baseball amid rumours of his sexual orientation.

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