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When did baseball begin the tradition of spraying champagne to celebrate?

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09/13/2011

as i recall, the "all American" victory of dan gurney and a. j. foyt winning le mans in June of 1967 in a ford GT was the first instance of champagne being sprayed. gurney, not a drinker, was handed the victors' bottle of moet chadon and instead of swigging it as previous winners were accustomed to doing, grabbed the open bottle, shook it vigorously and with his thumb over the open neck began to "spray" the celebratory crowd present in victory circle starting a tradition for victors in all sports that has lasted for over forty years.