Pittsburgh Press, August 27, 1914:
New Britain, Conn., Aug. 27.—Just four persons paid admittance to the base ball grounds to see a game scheduled between the New Britain and Waterbury teams, of the Eastern association. The management paid back the money to the faithful four and called off the game.
The local team is financially embarrassed, besides being hopelessly in last place, and some doubt is expressed as to whether or not it will finish out the season.
I think I went to some Cleveland Indians games in the early 80s with similar crowds.
Anyway, the New Britain Sinks disappeared after the 1914 season, as did the Eastern Association. Most of the same cities wound up in the 1916-1932 iteration of the Eastern League, but New Britain didn’t return to pro baseball until the BritSox arrived in 1983.
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