Saturday, September 4, 2010

The 1886 World Series: A Remarkable Contrast

When time was called this afternoon for the second game of the world's championship series there were between 8,000 and 9,000 people on the grounds. The weather was decidedly warm and pleasant, in marked contrast with yesterday. The scores of the two days also presented a remarkable contrast-one that is unaccounted for except on the basis that the batteries of the two teams had been materially altered. Notwithstanding the introduction of the new system of double umpires, there was considerable dissatisfaction with the various decisions, and the system was not generally voted a glittering success.
-New York Times, October 20, 1886

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