May 04, 2014

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 4 comments

An interesting historical find: a newsreel of the 1919 World Series, Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago White Sox. These are excerpts taken from various games and compiled into this report. For a perspective, this was assembled before word of the "Black Sox Scandal" broke and even includes a play where a Sox pitcher bobbles what arguably should've been an easy double-play ball. (Note: the edges of the film are noticeably degraded and do distract a little from the viewing)

posted by NerfballPro at 06:58 AM on May 04, 2014

Amazing find. I love that board for out-of-town play-by-play.

posted by rcade at 12:28 PM on May 04, 2014

Was expecting old timey organ soundtrack ;)

posted by billsaysthis at 11:52 AM on May 05, 2014

Things I realized while watching:

- no dugouts!
- lots of smoking in the crowd
- the pitcher didn't back up home plate when the ball was thrown in...not sure if that's because people hadn't decided to do that back then, or if the pitcher (Cicotte) was too lazy (or, more likely, was busy throwing the game).

posted by grum@work at 03:01 PM on May 05, 2014

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