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Cracker Jack Baseball fans still hear the cry, "Get'cha peanuts, popcorn and cracker jack!" in ballparks across the country. Frederick Rueckheim created the sweet treat of popcorn and peanuts coated with molasses for his popcorn stand in Chicago. It was immortalized in 1908 in the song "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," and by 1912, a prize could be found in every box.


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