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Traficant night hits one out

NILES, Ohio (CNN) -- Amid the crowd of 4,500 they stood out like the extroverts they were, the toupee wearers and "sons of truck drivers" who filled the stands at Cafaro Field, home of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers Class A baseball team, to pay homage to their hero, imprisoned Congressman Jim Traficant.

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Pictures from Jim Traficant Night  with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers
 
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An Ohio ballpark celebrated its favorite convict by offering free admission to fans wearing ex-Rep. James Traficant toupees. WJW's Belinda Prinz reports (August 15)

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A toupee, or proof that your dad was a truck driver, got you in free to "Traficant night" at the ballpark and enabled you to vote in the mock election in which Traficant won with 63 percent of the votes.

Skits on the field between innings included a base race and dance on the dugout featuring a Traficant impersonator and his mini-alter ego.

Incidentally, the Scrappers rallied in the ninth to pull out a 9-8 victory.



 
 
 
 







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