Archive for October, 2012

What a Box Score looked like in 1902

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

One hundred and ten years is a long time, certainly longer than our lives, but not so long that a box score doesn’t still hold much of the same form that it does today. Below is a image of the recap of the 9/26/1902 contest between the Reds and the Cardinals.

Give it a look, soak it in and note the differences.

 

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The standings that day are below, one thing that’s interesting is how bad the Giants are. This was the season that the  the Reds owner John Brush conspired to steal some players from the Orioles, with the Giants getting John McGraw and the Reds obtaining Cy Seymour  and Joe Kelley.