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On September 2, 1987, the Philadelphia Phillies release minor league catcher Dave Bresnahan, who one day earlier had substituted a potato for a baseball on a pickoff attempt. Bresnahan had thrown the potato wildly, in an attempt to deceive a runner. The umpire fined Bresnahan $50.