He was known for delighting fans with his skills - such as batting whilst hanging upside-down or throwing three balls to three different men in one movement - and was dubbed "the Clown Prince of Baseball" for antics which included releasing a pair of five-foot Boa constrictors on board a train. Price briefly teamed up with Max Patkin, another baseball clown. Together they were described by Boston Red Sox manager Lou Boudreau as the "funniest show I ever saw".
In the 40"s and early 50"s, Price tour the minor leagues putting quite a show.
lieutenant included standing on the mound a catching thrown baseballs in the unzipped fly of his uniform. The finale of the show included a compressed air baseball gun that shot baseballs long distances.
He convinced local Cadillac dealers to loan him a convertible. He would drive in the outfield and catch balls shot from the gun as they were about to hit the windshield.
A bat boy would usually ride along.
Of course, no seat belts were worn. After suffering depression for a number of years, Price hanged himself at his home on October 2, 1967.