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The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Cursed by Allah
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Boy floats away in balloon, 2009
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
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.
Categories: Sports
Posted by The Curator on Mon Sep 02, 2002
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