March 15, 2013

The Evolution of World Series Celebrations: After the final strikeout of the 1950 World Series, the Yankees immediately run off the field; the catcher initially goes toward the dugout, then veers slightly toward the pitcher, who runs right past him into the dugout. The rest of the team, along with some non-uniformed humans, follow them toward the dugout. Players navigate past assorted ragamuffins and besuited gentlemen to reach the dugout. "We won, now get me into this doggone dugout!" they all shout excitedly.

posted by justgary to baseball at 01:29 AM - 3 comments

This is a cool article, but it suffers greatly from the lack of the Rangers in any of the celebrations.

posted by rcade at 02:28 PM on March 15, 2013

Enjoyed this greatly. Thanks.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:42 PM on March 15, 2013

Wonderful article; thanks for putting it on. Guess I yearn for the simple sports celebrations, presenting the trophy in the locker room. Now we have grand on-field platforms, with shooting confetti, and TV folks making themselves the stars. If the leagues are doing this for the fans, they might as well wait and present it during the ensuing parade with 10 or 20 times those in the stadium.

posted by jjzucal at 12:30 PM on March 17, 2013

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