publication date: Friday, November 13, 2020 (part of Fall 2020)

category: Sports

clue: This lifelong Yankees fan became so beloved by the sport that one of his lucky frying pans is in a museum and the other is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

explanation: Freddy Schuman, known affectionately as "Freddy Sez" for his handmade signs starting with that phrase, was a near-constant presence at New York Yankees games for decades, often appearing with a "lucky frying pan" painted with a shamrock that he invited fellow fans to bang upon to bring the team luck. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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