Joke stolen from: The Joke Doctor

A small social club was trying to organize a baseball team. They could only muster eight players, but finally found a ninth to play.

In desperation, they called on a new member, an Englishman, to join their team. During their first game, the Englishman came to bat. On the first pitch, he knocked the ball out of the park.

"Run!" his team-mates cried. "For Pete's sake, run!"

The Brit turned and stared at them icily. "I jolly well shan't run," he replied. "Why should I? I'm perfectly willing to buy you chaps another ball."