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290. Miracle World Series Catch

April 25, 2011

Q: Trying to find a black and white picture captioned “(somebody)’s miracle catch in the ’47 world series”. It was a picture of a baseball player making a catch about 40 feet in the air. It was so stupid and still cracks me up to this day thinking about it. Maybe one of the sports issues?

A: That was from “Doc Feeney’s Scrapbook of Sports Oddities” by Bruce McCall in the November 1973 (Sports) issue.


It was 'Hoplock's amazing catch!" Underneath it was a headline for another fictional sports event: "HUB HOOP PARLEY NOD NIPS JINX" I recall it because it was so laughably ridiculous.


December 2, 2011 11:33 am

I agree. I think it's one of McCall's funniest things.


December 2, 2011 11:41 am

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