Proctor was a telegraph operator in Cleveland who inserted his own name into an Indians box score in 1912, walking once as a pinch hitter for the Browns. The fictitious plate appearance was expunged from the records in 1987 when suspicious researchers from the Society for American Baseball Research uncovered the stunt. (SCL)
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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 13, 1912:
A Western Union telegraph operator named Lou Proctor inserts his name as a pinch hitter into the Browns-Red Sox box score (no hits in one at bat). TSN will publish the box score and, years later, Proctor's name will appear in the first editions of The Baseball Encyclopedia.