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August 29, 1924. "Crowd at Washington Star scoreboard for A.L. Pennant game, Nationals-New York." The Nats beat the Yankees 5-1. A demonstration of the 1920s mania for baseball (and the straw boater), at just about the time radio was making mechanical scoreboards obsolete. National Photo Co. View full size.