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BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Tourist Guy 9/11 Hoax, Sep 2001
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Fake Fish Photos
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
The Great Potato Play of August 31, 1987
More about the Great Potato Play of Aug. 31, 1987, in which catcher Dave Bresnahan threw a peeled potato out into left field in order to lure a player from third base and tag him out. Bresnahan was fired as soon as the game ended, but his name has become immortal in baseball lore. A year after the event, fans paid one dollar and one potato as admission to celebrate Dave Bresnahan Day.Pictures of Bowman Field, Home of the Potato PlayDan Lewerenz's AP article remembering the potato playA Baseball America piece about the potato play, written a few weeks after it occurred.The Official Site of the Williamsport Crosscutters discusses the potato caper in detail.
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Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 02, 2002
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