Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The 1887 World Series: Frightened And Sick

Coming down the Allegheny Mountains Sunday night, the special train bearing the Browns and Detroits ran at times at the rate of seventy-five miles an hour. In the dining-car nothing could be kept on the table, and the rolling of the cars was such that a number of the occupants became sea-sick. Mr. Stearns was frightened almost to death, and said that he would rather give $1000 than repeat the experience.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 27, 1887

The Browns probably felt the same way about the series as Stearns felt about the train trip.

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