Question of the Day

Feb 21, 2014

Wednesday's Question of the Day asked …  In 1859, the first baseball box score debuted in the New York Clipper. Which journalist is credited with inventing it? That would be Henry Chadwick!

If you see him today, congratulate Craig Pittman at the Tampa Bay Times for being the first to answer this QOTD correctly! Honorable mentions also go out to M. Edward BoraskyEdward TennerAnnie M. DanceCindi Lash of Pittsburgh MagazineHollywood HighlandsRon Casalotti, freelance journalist Amy ZipkinJim Winter with the Dubuque Telegraph HeraldHugh CutlerBill Chuck of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Boston Globe (who added that very first boxscore featured a Brooklyn Stars victory over the Brooklyn Excelsiors!), and Kevin McCall!

Here's today's question: In 1835, The New York Sun published a series of articles falsely claiming that an eminent scientist had discovered life on the moon, in an ethically questionable effort to boost sales. Before the lie was uncovered, what was the excuse they gave readers for ending the series?

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