A Tree Behind Second

The Charleston [WVA] Charlies were jolted a mite when they walked into Watt Powell Park in Charleston upon returning from spring training to find a huge pine tree growing directly behind second base. The prank had been the work of grounds superintendent Jim Teague, a professional landscaper. The tree, of course, was removed before the Charlies played their home opener April 12 against Toledo.

From The Sporting News, May 3, 1975; page 32. There’s a photograph….