Did you know that Stu Miller was once 'Blown Off Mound' during the 1961 All-Star Game when strong winds at Candlestick Park caused him to sway and be called for a balk? Miller recalls the moment in The Union Tribune (Josh Dubow, 07/10/2007, 'Blowin' in the wind: Stu Miller sets the record straight', Source), "Just as I was ready to pitch, an extra gust of wind came along and I waved like a tree. My whole body went back and forth about 2 or 3 inches. The AL bench all hollered balk. I knew it was a balk, but the umpires didn't call it at first. I went ahead and threw the pitch and Colavito swung and missed. The umpire then took off his mask and motioned the runners to second and third."
On May 4, 1963, Bob Shaw of the Milwaukee Braves tied the record for most balks during an inning, set a new Major League record for balks in a game, AND his team became the first ever to commit six balks during a nine-inning game.
Did you know that on August 7, 1984, Joe Hesketh was called-up by the Montreal Expos and before he ever threw a single Major League pitch, umpires called a balk on him?