Barry Bremen , a novelty-goods salesman who achieved a kind of flash celebrity in the s as a ubiquitous impostor who slipped past security to shag fly balls in the major leagues, shoot baskets in the N. He was But his stunts were generally tolerated at a time when security was far less intense than it would become in a post-Sept. He became friendly with baseball stars, golf pros and the sports broadcaster Dick Schaap, whose son, the author Jeremy Schaap, said at a memorial service that the secret of Mr. Schaap said, using the title coined in news accounts of Mr. By most accounts, Mr. All-Star Game in Detroit, wearing a pilfered team uniform. Bremen, an athletic 6-foot-4, took several shots before being recognized as an intruder and ejected. The same year, he slipped onto the sidelines during a football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Redskins dressed in a custom-made Cowboys cheerleader outfit and a blond wig. He had dieted and shaved his legs for this one.
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To the Bremen Family, Barry was one of a kind. He and Margo had a wonderful family that I missed greatly after leaving Michigan. I hope the joy of his memories outweigh the sorrows of losing him. All the Best, Chris St. Margo, Just heard about Barry from an old classmate, Gregg Blaszak. So sorry Hope that you and the kids are all well. Again my condolences. To Barry's Family, I was saddened to read of his passing. He was a great person to know and I had the priveldge of knowing him through K Mart.
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Barry Bremen June 30,  — June 30,  was a West Bloomfield, Michigan , insurance  and novelty goods salesman  and marketing executive  known in the sports world as The Great Imposter. He also posed as an Emmy Award accepter. Bremen was a self-proclaimed jock who regularly played touch football, basketball, and softball. His wife Margo, in a People magazine profile of the imposter, said Bremen was "fulfilling a grand fantasy to be in the limelight.
He was Beginning in the late s, Bremen made headlines for his gate-crashing stunts, mainly at sporting events. In , he had wangled his way onto the field in New York Yankee pinstripes. But she was, and Bremen was arrested and later fined. An enthusiastic amateur athlete, Bremen was born in and ran a successful merchandising business in suburban Detroit. After lifting a uniform that fit his 6-footinch frame, he joined the professionals as they warmed up on the basketball court.