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During a baseball game played in August 1960 a flyball was hit at 4:00 PM, Wednesday and it wasn't caught until 4:00 PM on the following Thursday. What's that all about?

Question #148288. Asked by unclerick.
Last updated Feb 10 2021.
Originally posted Feb 10 2021 2:20 PM.

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The pitcher's box was at the North Pole. On August 25th, the nuclear-powered submarine USS Seadragon reached the North Pole and some crew members had the urge to play some ball.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Seadragon_(SSN-584)
The ship surfaced through the thin ice becoming the third submarine to surface at the pole. Members of the crew laid out a softball diamond with the pitcher's box at the pole where the captain claimed he hit a fly ball at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and it wasn't caught until 4:00 am on Thursday.

Feb 10 2021, 3:55 PM
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