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I don't know that history has recorded who started the phrase but one of the first to use it was Babe Ruth in a short film in 1931 called 'Slide Babe Slide'. Stepping in the bucket is when a batter stands at the playe with his front foot further away from the plate than his back foot and strides away from the plate when swinging.

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Q: What is the origin of the baseball phrase stepping in the bucket?
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