Archive for October, 2011

Game on…

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Today is the start of the last week of the season, the final push to a long winter of waiting for the next game.

Enjoy it, it will soon be gone, and in the meantime bookmark these (or read them now) links about the history of the game

Start of with John Thorne’s informative piece on early “Baseball Games” created to entertain the masses.

Or peruse this article on World Series Programs which also sports a great slideshow of the covers of some of them through the years.

1911 World Series Program

Note: The man in the picture is the last Reds owner to not be a resident of Cincinnati, and is perhaps the worst owner in their storied history.

Note2: The name in the bottom right of the page is Harry Stevens, the man credited with creating the concession business, and thus bringing the Hot Dog to the ballpark.

All hail Harry Stevens!

Enjoy the games… they’ll be over before we know it.