LEMKE

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Mark Lemke in action

Mark Lemke is a former Major League Baseball player for the Atlanta Braves, TBC's home team. He was indirectly the inspiration for Homestar Runner's name, and as a tribute to this, his last name appears in a number of odd places in the Homestar Runner universe.

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[edit] Origin

Taken from an interview with The Brothers Chaps

...there was an old local grocery store commercial, and we live in Atlanta, and it advertised the Atlanta Braves. It was like, "the Atlanta Braves hit home runs, and you can hit a home run with savings here!" And so there was this player named Mark Lemke, and they said something like "All star second baseman for the Braves." And our friend knows nothing about sports, and so he would always do his old timey radio impression of this guy, and not knowing any positions in baseball or whatever, he'd just be like, "Homestar Runner for the Braves." And we were just like, "Homestar Runner? That's the best thing we've ever heard!"

In a 2008 interview, it was revealed that the friend was Jamey Huggins, who now plays in the band Of Montreal.

Lemke was the regular second baseman for the Atlanta Braves from 1990 through 1997 and no longer plays in the majors. According to MLB's website, he was never an All-Star. Mark Lemke was known as the Braves' "Mr. October" after stellar post-season performances [1].

[edit] Appearances

"Lemke wins the pennant! Lemke wins the pennant!"
Another Lemke sighting

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