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October 16, 1914

Just before the World Series last week, Philadelphia Athletics outfielder Reuben “Rube” Oldring announced he was getting hitched. That alarmed one Helen I. Girth of Wilkes-Barre, PA, who claimed to be Oldring’s common-law wife. 152 more words

October 13, 1914

Last week, Philadelphia Athletics fans were outraged by the idea that scalpers bribed Philly cops for choice spots in the ticket line. So George Porter, the Director of Public Safety, appointed a three-man commission to hear complaints. 90 more words

October 12, 1914

A great, creepy above-the-fold illustration for today’s Evening Ledger. You have to see it in context to fully appreciate it: invading Germans on the left, struggling baseball team on the right, clawed fingers dripping gore dead center. 19 more words

2014 Vintage Cuts - Paddy Livingston

Card Number: VC-PL

Card Subject: Paddy Livingston

Ebay link: Cut autograph

Baseball Reference Link: BR Link

Player information: I got this signature off of ebay, mainly because of the age of the player. 85 more words


October 11, 1914

Philadelphia police officers keeps fans safe at Shibe Park, one hundred years ago yesterday. Their presence didn’t help the Athletics, who would lose to the Braves, 1 to 0. 23 more words

October 9, 1914

Page three of today’s Evening Ledger is fascinating. Surrounded by news of war in Europe—”Antwerp in Flames,” “Towns in Bosnia Fall,” “Calvary Clashes Grow in Violence Along Line”—we find a whimsical paean to the 1914 World Series, which begins today: 111 more words

October 7, 1914

Yesterday, the Evening Ledger reported that 400 men and boys were waiting to buy World Series tickets. (The photo at top shows the line running down 9th Street, from Market all the way to Spruce.) But it seems a lone woman, Miss Emma Connell, “entered the line on a bet and held her place all night.” At 5 a.m., Miss Connell’s place was then held by Miss Olive Ernest. 10 more words