Finding a place to watch sports isn’t hard in this country—especially baseball. This week and next, bars around the country (and pretty much anywhere with a TV in Kansas City and San Francisco) will be showing every single World Series game. Just about anyone who wants to can catch them.
A century ago, however, fans keen to watch the game had to be much more resourceful, settling for “game simulations” in rather un-stadium-like locales.
In the 1880s, baseball lovers would crowd for hours in opera houses, watching as behind-the-scenes workers gathered pitch-by-pitch updates via telegram and displayed them on stage. [Read more]
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