Crowd watches the World Series results as they are played out - Lakeland, Florida

Crowd watches the World Series results as they are played out - Lakeland, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory,
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  • Crowd watches the World Series results as they are played out - Lakeland, Florida

Image Number

  • RC10743


  • 1924

Series Title

General Note

  • This scene at the Lakeland Ledger office, on October 4, 1924, was a familiar one throughout the land at daily newspaper offices during World Series week. Crowds would gather to watch a pitch-by-pitch enactment of the game as news arived on the Associated Press wire. The chief board operator, by means of an electromagnet behind the metal "playing field" would cause a lighweight metal ball to roll from the pitcher's mound to home plate, and then to the appropriate spots on the field. One or more assistants, as needed, would slide discs representing runners along the base paths. An announcer with a megaphone would describe the action.
  • The score here is 2 to 0, in favor of the New York Giants, after five innings of the first game of the 1924 Series. The Giants won that game, 4 to 3, in 12 innings, but the Washington Senators finally won the Series, four games to three.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Subject Meeting

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 09114.

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