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Fenway
01-18-2011, 08:43 PM
back before it became a theme park - enjoy

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2096278&id=1014362077&l=59200003f0

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs882.ash1/179095_1744422483083_1014362077_31970671_2543240_n .jpg

Sitting Room Only

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs766.ash1/165761_1744419042997_1014362077_31970652_6929715_n .jpg

g0g0
01-19-2011, 08:17 AM
Where is that sitting room only picture at on the field? Did they really get to sit there during the game?? :scratch:

Fenway
01-19-2011, 08:21 AM
Where is that sitting room only picture at on the field? Did they really get to sit there during the game?? :scratch:

Apparently it was a common practice up until 1940.

g0g0
01-19-2011, 08:23 AM
Apparently it was a common practice up until 1940.

I'd love to see some pictures of players making plays in the crowd. Have you ever seen anything like that? I just find it bizarre that they allowed this.

kba
01-19-2011, 08:28 AM
My dad used to talk about fans sitting on the field on sold-out days at Comiskey Park and Wrigley Field in the 1930's. They'd put a rope up, and any ball that was hit or rolled into the roped-off section would be a ground-rule double.

Fenway
01-19-2011, 09:01 AM
My dad used to talk about fans sitting on the field on sold-out days at Comiskey Park and Wrigley Field in the 1930's. They'd put a rope up, and any ball that was hit or rolled into the roped-off section would be a ground-rule double.

My favorite baseball picture is from the 1903 World Series at the Huntington Avenue Grounds (now Northeastern University)

I have no idea how they resolved this

http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com/1903%20world%20series.jpg

DumpJerry
01-19-2011, 09:30 AM
My favorite baseball picture is from the 1903 World Series at the Huntington Avenue Grounds (now Northeastern University)

I have no idea how they resolved this

http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com/1903%20world%20series.jpg
Ummm, Fenway, that is Disco Demolition Night in that pic.

tebman
01-19-2011, 10:13 AM
I'd love to see some pictures of players making plays in the crowd. Have you ever seen anything like that? I just find it bizarre that they allowed this.

Years ago I worked with someone who was a young man in the late 1920s and early 1930s who described seeing standing room on the field at Sox games when the Yankees were in town. The Comiskey Park outfield was roped off like that to accomodate the overflow.

Babe Ruth was the attraction, of course, and he used those folks to his fielding advantage when he needed to. He typically was in right field and wasn't shy about letting a ball get past him for a ground-rule double in that mass. He also enjoyed barging into the crowd melodramatically as he chased deep flies and and coming up with the ball. He'd claim he caught it in the confusion and a spirited argument with the umpire would follow.

The fans loved it. They came to see the Ruth show.

DSpivack
01-19-2011, 11:13 AM
Ummm, Fenway, that is Disco Demolition Night in that pic.

I thought it was Rag on Ragtime Afternoon.

Nellie_Fox
01-19-2011, 11:25 AM
I thought it was Rag on Ragtime Afternoon.
:rolling:

DumpJerry
01-19-2011, 11:27 AM
My favorite baseball picture is from the 1903 World Series at the Huntington Avenue Grounds (now Northeastern University)

I have no idea how they resolved this


Actually, it does not appear that there are any player on the field in the picture, so this might be before or after the game or between innings.

Fenway
01-19-2011, 11:34 AM
Actually, it does not appear that there are any player on the field in the picture, so this might be before or after the game or between innings.

Written accounts reported that the game was delayed by an hour.

MisterB
01-19-2011, 03:46 PM
Apparently it was a common practice up until 1940.

Not too surprising. Heck, until the 1950's fielders would leave their gloves on the field at their position when their team came up to bat.

g0g0
01-19-2011, 07:11 PM
Years ago I worked with someone who was a young man in the late 1920s and early 1930s who described seeing standing room on the field at Sox games when the Yankees were in town. The Comiskey Park outfield was roped off like that to accomodate the overflow.

Babe Ruth was the attraction, of course, and he used those folks to his fielding advantage when he needed to. He typically was in right field and wasn't shy about letting a ball get past him for a ground-rule double in that mass. He also enjoyed barging into the crowd melodramatically as he chased deep flies and and coming up with the ball. He'd claim he caught it in the confusion and a spirited argument with the umpire would follow.

The fans loved it. They came to see the Ruth show.

LOL haven't heard that before. Man I wish I could have witnessed that!

Fenway
01-19-2011, 07:27 PM
Now here is a picture of fenway NOBODY at WSI can dislike

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs049.snc6/167986_1745901080047_1014362077_31973528_3523713_n .jpg

except maybe me :whiner:

SOXSINCE'70
01-20-2011, 08:22 AM
Now here is a picture of fenway NOBODY at WSI can dislike

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs049.snc6/167986_1745901080047_1014362077_31973528_3523713_n .jpg

except maybe me :whiner:

The hope here is that this scene will be replayed in October,2011.:praying:

Fenway
01-20-2011, 08:36 AM
The hope here is that this scene will be replayed in October,2011.:praying:

That was the game the White Sox HAD to win. We all know what happened in the bottom of the 6th.

Game 4 may not have been played until Tuesday or Wednesday as the rain came in and stayed like it did during the 75 Series.

Just remember how the Red Sox fans at Fenway reacted at the end of that game...applause and go for it Chicago, it is now your time. :smile:

The most amazing stat from that series...only ONCE in his career did David Wells ever lose a 4 run lead.

http://nbcsportsmedia3.msnbc.com/j/apmegasports/cxs11910060105.320w.jpg

Railsplitter
01-20-2011, 09:34 AM
My favorite baseball picture is from the 1903 World Series at the Huntington Avenue Grounds (now Northeastern University)

I have no idea how they resolved this

http://redsoxgirl46.mlblogs.com/1903%20world%20series.jpg

Ummm, Fenway, that is Disco Demolition Night in that pic.

No, it is the Anti-Ragtime Day Riot :wink:

Nellie_Fox
01-20-2011, 11:20 AM
No, it is the Anti-Ragtime Day Riot :wink:
That joke was already made:

I thought it was Rag on Ragtime Afternoon.