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The Potato Ball Caper

From: Long Haul Productions
Length: 08:03

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. Read the full description.

Potatoball_small 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, from producer Dan Collison, we hear from the man responsible for the play and two people who witnessed it. The Potato Ball Caper was orignially broadcast in 2002.

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Piece Description

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, from producer Dan Collison, we hear from the man responsible for the play and two people who witnessed it. The Potato Ball Caper was orignially broadcast in 2002.

Broadcast History

The Potato Ball Caper was orignially broadcast in 1995.

Transcript

HOST INTRO:

In 1987, one of baseball’s most peculiar plays took place in Williamsport, Pennslyvania. It was a variation of the age-old hidden ball trick, except it involved not a hidden baseball but a hidden…. potato. Producer Dan Collison spoke with the man responsible for the play and two people who witnessed it. He produced this report.

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Dave bresnahan is now a real estate agent in Phoenix, Arizona. Rick Muntean (mun-TEEN) is now the general manager of the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Red Barons. Lou Huntsinger is president of the Williamsport Crosscutter’s Booster Club.

"The Potato Ball Incident" was produced by Dan Collison for Long Haul Productions.
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