“For the second consecutive year, a live bear will be awarded the first Boston Red Sox player who hits a home run.
“Officials of the Maine Department of Development of Industry and Commerce, sponsors of the gift, say that the bear, Homer the Second, is housed at the Maine State Game Farm at Gray. He is three months old, one of quadruplets rescued by wardens after his mother died.
“Homer the First was won last year by Norm Zauchin, who hit two home runs. Zauchin donated his prize to the Birmingham, Alabama zoo.”
From the Maine Outdoorsman and Conservationist newspaper, September, 1956.
The home run had to be hit during State of Maine Day at Fenway Park.
Go Sox! Bear Up!