The Potato Ball Incident

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    Dave Bresnahan's retired number at Bowman Field, Williamsport, PA

On August 31, 1987, one of baseball’s most peculiar plays took place in the minor leagues in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It was a variation of the age-old hidden ball trick, except it involved a hidden potato. In this story, we hear from the man responsible for the play and two people who witnessed it.

Apparently, the potato used in the hoax has been preserved, perhaps not for posterity. Read all about it.