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Out of the Ballpark: 1914

Out of the Ballpark: 1914

October 9, 1914. Watching the first game of the 1914 World Series from rooftops overlooking Shibe Park in Philadelphia. View full size | A look back at the lookers the previous year. George Grantham Bain Collection.


Cheap seats

Very interesting that on top of the apartments they have built bleachers to sit on. Do the landlords collect for the privilege? Also, noticed on the look back link that both the Philadelphia Phillies and Athletics shared this park from 1938 to 1954. Must have been a challenge for scheduling.

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