Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The 1887 World Series: On To Detroit

The Browns and the Detroits and the invited guests left for Detroit on a special train, consisting of three sleepers, a dining-car and a baggage-car, at 7:30 o'clock last night. Each of the teams has a Pullman sleeper, and the other is for the use of the guests and Directors. The run to Detroit will be a fast one, the train being scheduled to arrive there at 10 o'clock this morning. The teams play in the City of the Straits this afternoon, and then go to Pittsburg, where the fourth game of the series will be played to-morrow.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 12, 1887

Although this doesn't have anything to do with the world's championship series, it should be noted that one other piece of baseball news was making all the papers on October 12, 1887. The announcement that John M. Ward and Helen Dauvrey were to be married that day was all over the press and I think that it actually got more publicity than game two did.

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