Miami Hurricane History: The Miami Maniac Gets Married 1985

The Miami Maniac marries Mrs. Maniac at Mark Light Field

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24 March 2011

 

Miami Maniac Wedding - 1985

The year: 1985
The Venue: Mark Light Stadium
The Event: UM Baseball mascot, The Miami Maniac takes his vows with Mrs. Maniac during the 7th Inning Stretch in a Miami vs. Maine Blackbears early season game.

In a ceremony on the field of Mark Light Cathedral, The Miami Maniac was wed to Mrs. Maniac in an event billed as “a Hysterical, Historical Event” A national television audience on ESPN, and a near sellout crowd on a Sunday night, witnessed the first…and possibly only…mascot wedding !  Oh, yes, there was a baseball game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Maine Black Bears, too.

Officiated by “The Right-On Reverand Rabbi Rokeach”, the ceremony took place with batgirls holding up bats for an archway…as well as carrying in the groom in a style fit for a Pharaoh…including fanning palm frons…the evening saw the happy couple cut a wedding cake, take their first dance, and leave the affair in a vintage 1920’s automobile…to the delight of the Hurricanes faithful !  Several fans even attended wearing tuxedos for the occasion.

The wedding party included Sebastian the Ibis as the best man, Frieda the Flamingo from Hialeah Racetrack as the maid of honor…along with Bud Man, Grimace and other McDonald’s characters,Grandpa Maniac, The WIOD Sports Hound and Bananas, the Maine Black Bear.  The couple spent their Honeymoon at MetroZoo.

– UM Sports Hall of Fame Newsletter. May 24, 2011

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