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ABE developed many versions of the chicken that played baseball. In one version, the chicken hit (pecked) a light-weight baseball that floated atop a column of air. In another version, the chicken hit the baseball, but the chicken did not run (see left).  In the Home Run Chicken, the chicken swung the bat (by pulling a loop), which hit a ball. The chicken then ran all the bases and even touched home plate. 

The exhibit above featured a 4 by 5 foot table top act in which a chicken "hit a baseball" (by pulling a loop attached to a baseball bat). The price to rent this act (including the chicken) in 1955 was $400 a week.

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Home Run Chicken!

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