Take Me Out To The Ballgame

I usually don't like to comment much on the various things I find, I prefer to act more like a museum curator, briefly describing the item and letting the readers speculate about the ephemera's place in space and time.

Occasionally, I just can't help myself. I'm a big baseball fan, so finding something like this is a real thrill.

Picture this. It's late June, 1923. The original Yankee Stadium opened just a few months earlier. The Yankees are playing the old Philadelphia A's and Connie Mack is still the manager. Connie Mack! Just thirteen days earlier, a young player name Lou Gehrig made his major league debut.

On that Thursday, Babe Ruth hit a double, Wally Pipp had a homer and Bob Shawkey pitched nine innings for the win.

Note: I determined the date of the game based on the date listed near the bottom, 1921. Checking baseball-reference.com, I found that the Yankees didn't play at home for game number 62 in 1921, 1922, or 1924-1927. The ticket might be from a later year, but I'm guessing it's 1923.

I also found a ticket to the Majestic Theater, but I'm not sure what the actual date might be for this one. It says "Friday Eve." and what looks like a 13... but it's tough to tell.

Both tickets found in "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. Published by Grosset and Dunlap, no date listed.

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