Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The 1887 World Series: Rush It Up

The last contest of the world's championship series in the Eastern cities was played at Washington Park yesterday in the presence of over 2,000 people, despite the fact that a cold, blustering northeast wind made it extremely uncomfortable for the spectators, the temperature being decidedly Wintry. The players felt it, too, their hands tingling again every time they fielded a ball, so chilled were they even with their active work on the field...It was no day to play ball in, and the players on both sides went into the contest to rush it up as quickly as they could and get back to their hotels.
-Brooklyn Daily Eagle, October 23, 1887

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