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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.