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Spring Has Sprung
Frank Deford
April 10, 1978
It's Opening Day, so buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, remember to hold the label up and tell me Who's on First?
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April 10, 1978

Spring Has Sprung

It's Opening Day, so buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, remember to hold the label up and tell me Who's on First?

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c Pete Browning, star of the Louisville Eclipse, who reputedly used the first Slugger.

d The Slugger that Joe Sewell used for 14 seasons.

8) Lou Costello was only 5'4" and weighed 195 pounds, but he had many sporting interests. He:

a Had 14 professional prizefights.

b Was a movie stunt man.

c Owned a 2-year-old colt named Bold Bazooka who equaled the world record at 5� furlongs.

d Spent $5,000 on a personal campaign to get the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1953.

9) Walter Johnson pitched 12 presidential openers, the first in 1910 when Taft started the tradition. The Big Train lost a no-hitter in that game because:

a An easy grounder nicked a Philadelphia base runner, Ira Thomas, who had walked.

b While President Taft bellowed "Let it roll!" a bunt by the A's Rube Old ring stayed fair for a scratch single.

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