Sunday, September 19, 2010

The 1886 World Series: Of The Hoodlum Order

Just after the Browns had tied the score, in the fifth inning, yesterday, some devoted admirers of the Chicagos thought that the spectators were applauding a little too much, and one of them, doubtless a Chicagoan, made a rather uncomplimentary remark concerning "the St. Louis cranks" and their actions, which he thought decidedly rude. A second later the young man who had been so free in expressing his opinion of St. Louis base ball audiences was rolling around the ground in a rough-and-tumble fight with a Brown enthusiast. At the same time several other fights occurred in about the same locality, but the timely arrival of the police prevented any serious disturbance.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 22, 1886

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