So glad you folks are enjoying this Topic.
Speaking of baseball again, particularly Jackie Robinson and stealing home, he and Ty Cobb (a fascinating player IMO) were masters at stealing home.
In my early teen years, I had that happen to me a couple of times when I pitched in the Pony League. IMO, it's the most humiliating experience for a pitcher to endure, and is the most daring play in baseball together with the suicide squeeze.
The kid that stole home against me was a remarkable athlete. He was fast as lightning, had Hollywood good looks (resembling Matt Damon in the Legend of Bagger Vance), was a star all round athlete in high school (quarterback of the football team, shortstop of the baseball team, and his biggest achievement was to be the point guard at 5 feet 11 inches of the basketball team at Mt. Vernon High School which had numerous NBA stars.
I happened to have a telephone conversation with him a few years ago because he had a connection to one of my clients, and I told him how impressed I was with his athletic exploits, particularly stealing home twice against me. He laughed and said, "yeah, I was crazy enough to do that."
Think of how dangerous it is to steal home. You could get hit in the head with the baseball, suffer serious injury colliding with the catcher or right hand batter at home plate, or even worse, get decapitated by a swinging bat at home plate!
Incidentally, I was told by his ex wife at a high school reunion, that this daredevil on the bases played for the Pirates in the minor leagues, but never made it to the majors because he was a head case. He was doing well, but up and quit because he was moved from shortstop to 2nd base! Arnold