Big League Chew
Big League Chew is a brand of bubble gum. It is shredded and packaged in an aluminum foil pouch. It was created by Portland Mavericks left-handed pitcher Rob Nelson and bat boy Todd Field. It was then pitched to the Wrigley Company by Jim Bouton as a fun imitation of the tobacco-chewing.
Over 800 million pouches of Big League Chew have been sold since 1980. Big League Chew was introduced in May 1980, it comes in flashy colors such as neon green (for their sour apple flavor) and bright purple (grape flavor).
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- "The Battered Bastards of Baseball: The unlikely heroes of the Portland Mavericks". CBC. October 27, 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
- foxsports (May 5, 2015). "Big League Chew: An Oral History". www.foxsports.com. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
- John Notarianni (April 13, 2019). "The Birth Of A Bubblegum Empire: Big League Chew's Unlikely Portland Origin". www.opb.org. Oregon Public Broadcasting. Retrieved 19 April 2019.