Big League Chew

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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.[1] 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.[2][3] 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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  1. "The Battered Bastards of Baseball: The unlikely heroes of the Portland Mavericks". CBC. October 27, 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  2. foxsports (May 5, 2015). "Big League Chew: An Oral History". Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. John Notarianni (April 13, 2019). "The Birth Of A Bubblegum Empire: Big League Chew's Unlikely Portland Origin". Oregon Public Broadcasting. Retrieved 19 April 2019.