The sailors come ashore
One hundred years back in Chicago baseball history, complete with violence, weird mascots and mini flags.
Cubs third baseman Heine Zimmerman breaks the arm of Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Tex Erwin while trying to steal home. Zimmerman was out to end the fourth inning.
The Cubs defeat the Dodgers 5-1 with only three hits. Approximately 8,000 attend the game at West Side Park (Taylor and Wolcott),…
(Source: Chicago Tribune, June 15, 1913)
Out of their hollow ships,
Mild-looking middle class boys
Who read the comic strips;
One baseball game is more
To them than fifty Troys.
Auden, from “Fleet Visit.”
On the anniversary of the Indians’ infamous 10-Cent Beer Night, Page 2 recalls the carnage.
I’m a day late, but on the near-anniversary of 10-Cent Beer Night, please enjoy a wonderful tale of drunken chaos written by my friend Paul Jackson. - ted