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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-14-2020

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, October 14, 1920:

Cleveland paid tribute to its world champion baseball team in a public demonstration in Wade Park, attended by approximately 50,000 persons. So great was the enthusiasm of the mob that it finally became uncontrollable and broke through ropes marking off the stage where city officials and the Cleveland players sat, smashed chairs, pushed several persons into a small lake and vocally and physically expressed its joy over the winners of the world’s series.

Special details of police were powerless aqnd not until long after the lights had been put out and ball players had left did the celebration end.

Heck, I’m overjoyed 100 years later.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 14, 2020 at 10:21 AM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: celebrations, dugout, history, holy crap

Monday, October 12, 2020

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-12-2020

Seattle Star, October 12, 1920:

The Cleveland Indians are champions of the baseball world. They were crowned on League Park field this afternoon, when they took the fourth straight game on their home grounds, beating the Brooklyn National by a score of 3 to 0, making the series count five games to two in their favor.
When the game was over thousands of fans swarmed to the front of the grandstand and staged one of the most remarkable demonstrations ever seen in baseball. The moment that Sewell and Wamby retired the last Brooklyn player for the final out of the series, Manager Tris Speaker dashed to the stands from his place in the center field and embraced his gray-haired mother, who occupied a box. Mrs. Speaker threw her arms around the neck of her stalwart son and they kissed each other while the thousands of fans who had swarmed in his wake broke into a frenzied cheering.

I just wish there were video of this.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 12, 2020 at 10:15 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, holy crap, world series



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