How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History
by Cait Murphy
How a Cast of Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History
With the help of two of historyís best pennant races, twenty thousand to thirty thousand people pour into ballparks in 1908, routinely in New York and Chicago and occasionally elsewhere. Tens of thousands more block traffic or fill concert halls to watch electric scoreboards by the hour. The sight of fans literally dying to get into the game awakens management to baseballís larger possibilities. In 1908, baseball comes of age.
Copyright 2007 by Cait Murphy