Editor's note: All week long. we'll answer questions that Bay Area sports fans long have debated in "Ever Wonder?" This segment: How did "The Wave" get started?
If you love "The Wave," you can thank Krazy George Henderson.
If you hate "The Wave," you can blame Krazy George Henderson.
Either way, he's the man responsible for the fan phenomenon seen at sporting events around the country.
The birth of "The Wave" came on Oct. 15, 1981 at the Oakland Coliseum.
"The way I introduced it to the world was at the Oakland A's game," Henderson told NBC Sports Bay Area recently. "There was a playoff game. It was against the [New York Yankees]. 47,000 fans at the game. I loved that. I had never done it in a big venue like that."
So how did Henderson keep "The Wave" going that night? He reveals his secret in the video at the top of this article.
Oh, and Krazy George has a message for the folks that can't stand "The Wave."
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