Tag: Baseball History

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Reds slugger Edd Roush who finished the 1920 season with .339 BA (3rd in the NL)

Baseball’s expanded playoff system asks a lot from fans. This Friday will feature a quadruple-header of games and will require more commitment than some marriages demand. Which brings us to a baseball anniversary story. On this date, October 2, 1920, Major League Baseball played it’s first, and last, single admission triple header.

Where you finish in the standings has always been very important in the game, particularly once the two leagues agreed to invent the concept of postseason sports with the creation of the World Series. Back then, there was a winner’s share, a loser’s share, and shares to the National and American League clubs that finished 2nd and 3rd in their respective circuits. So, when the Cincinnati Reds rolled into Pittsburgh in the final weekend of the season 3½ games ahead of the 4th place Pirates with four games to go, it meant that the players were after their share of the $10,744 pot for third place. Divvied up among a 25-man roster that represented a $5,000 paycheck in today’s money.

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When there’s 162 baseball games a year, why do you watch every one of them? When your team has lost 192 games in the last two years, why do you watch every single game the next season? When your wife isn’t a fan, why do you sit and watch the game with the dog?

Because you never know when someone will do something you or any other living soul has never seen before.

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