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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 Nelson Rockefeller, John Connally, John Gilligan.

d Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, Henry Jackson.

14) The model for Sailor Jack, the little boy on the Cracker Jack package, is:

a R. W. (Boots) Rueckheim III, grandson of the company founder, who later became chairman of the board and is now retired in Lake Wales, Fla., where he lives next door to Red Grange.

b An unknown street urchin who was paid his "fee" in Cracker Jack and was bitten by the mutt Bingo while posing for the artist.

c A former minor league baseball player, Freddie Trail, who later gained brief notoriety when he was suspected of kidnapping the Lindbergh baby.

d The Cracker Jack board chairman's grandson, who was a childhood pneumonia victim and whose gravestone bears a carving of the Sailor Jack-Bingo drawing.

15) This Louisville Slugger model is the current bestseller:

a Johnny Bench.

b Reggie Jackson.

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