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Making Connections: The Wave, German Research, State Guides
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.

Catching the Wave

On page 30 of the December 2006 issue, Diane Haddad notes, “no one knows who started the first wave at a sporting event.” This is not true. The wave was invented by well-known sports fan “Krazy George” Henderson Oct. 15, 1981, at the Oakland A's-New York Yankees baseball playoff game in Oakland-Alameda County Stadium. The Oakland A's have even created commemorative cups noting the day Krazy George created the wave. It's somewhat a source of pride in the Bay Area that the wave started here and has become a worldwide phenomenon at sporting events.

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