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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Pittsburgh Gazette Times, September 25, 1912:
NEW YORK, Sept. 24.—Scenes around the Polo grounds this afternoon resembled a bread riot. But the hooting, jabbering thousands were not crying for bread, but for baseball…
As a drizzly rain refused to subside, Acting Manager Wilbert Robinson of the Giants called off both games. There was little or no rain at 1:30, the time set for the first game to begin…In a few minutes 2,000 angry fans were assembled at the ticket windows demanding “money back.” One ticket seller lost patience and got angry. He was driven from his coup [sic] and nearly mobbed.
At 3 o’clock a disgusted band of Pirates formed the lock-step and before 12,000 people they marched from the bench…ahead of them marched Ball, the official fifer, playing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” Hans Wagner followed close behind, beating a tin water pail for a drum. Every Pirate shouldered a bat and at the head marched Drum Major Scoops Carey.
I’d pay for a full-price ticket to watch Honus Wagner and Max Carey do that.
for his generous support.
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