A look at a vintage baseball ticket

Good Depression era artwork here:

This is what one of the of the tickets at Ebbets Field for the first night game looked like.

This contest was considered prior to its playing a landmark move, it was the first New York City night game in league history, and the market was ripe for nighttime baseball. On 6/15/1938 the game took place, one little issue came up.

Johnny Vander Meer’s second consecutive no hitter occured

Whoops.. as a kid I had a Encyclopedia Britannica Childcraft story book,with tales about Gandhi, Eisenhower and other icons in history. Oddly enough there was a tale about this contest and this it is one of my oldest “learnt” baseball history memories.

 

You can buy one of these. Unsure why you would, but hey what do I know?

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