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  • Ubiquitous
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    As for highest attendance that honor goes to a couple of Olympic baseball games. The first one in Germany in 1936 which featured the German baseball team playing against a bunch of american olympiads from other sports. It drew 108,000 people but was a bust, with many of the attendees leaving before the game was over. The other Olympic game was in Australia and 114,000 people saw that game, though many of the attendees were simply arriving to see Track and Field which was the next event in the stadium. The other 100,000+ game in baseball history was in Japan in 1934 when the All-Stars toured Japan.

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  • Ubiquitous
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    Brookside parks unusual layout allowed for a great number of attendees. The game in 1914 wasn't even the highest attended game at that park. A game a year later which was merely a semipro national semifinal game between Omaha Panhandlers and Cleveland White Auto drew 100,000 fans on October 10th 1915.

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  • Honus Wagner Rules
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    Here are the attendance figures for the thee games at the L.A. Coliseum during the 1959 World Series:

    Game 3: 92,394
    Game 4: 92,650
    Game 5: 92,706
    Last edited by Honus Wagner Rules; 03-05-2007, 09:03 AM.

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  • smithkp
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    Originally posted by dreifort


    Telling's Strollers vs. Hanna's Cleaners, Brookside Stadium 1914
    Estimating that 50,000 to 75,000 spectators would attend, the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper proclaimed that this amateur championship baseball game would draw "the greatest crowd...ever assembled for any event in Cleveland." The actual attendance of the game was closer to 100,000 people. The Strollers beat the other Cleveland team 8-3 in the third and deciding game (see photo above) and went on to compete for the national championship.
    Does anyone know where I can get copies of this picture and/or others from this day? These would make cool pictures to have on my wall.

    Thanks.

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  • trosmok
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    Like it was yesterday

    Originally posted by RuthMayBond
    93,103 but was that an actual game or just a tribute?
    On May 7, 1959 the largest crowd ever in the LA Coliseum came out for Roy Campanella Day. Sandy Koufax pitched the LA Dodgers to a 6-2 victory over the New York Yankees in an exhibition game. Will try to find the box score, but like most exhibitions, they are a little tougher to locate. :atthepc

    Rats! I just came across a different source that said the Yankees won 6-2.
    Any help?
    Last edited by trosmok; 01-27-2005, 07:29 AM.

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  • RuthMayBond
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    Originally posted by Donnybrook @ Second base
    93,000 or so were on hand to honor Campy in LA.
    93,103 but was that an actual game or just a tribute?

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  • Donnybrook @ Second base
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    93,000 or so were on hand to honor Campy in LA.

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  • RuthMayBond
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    Indians had a crowd of 86,563 in '54

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  • csh19792001
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    Awesome.

    Largest ML crowd I ever heard of (actual, not estimated), was a Sox-Yankees doubleheader in the late 30's- 84,000 people in Yankee Stadium.

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    Telling's Strollers vs. Hanna's Cleaners, Brookside Stadium 1914
    Estimating that 50,000 to 75,000 spectators would attend, the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper proclaimed that this amateur championship baseball game would draw "the greatest crowd...ever assembled for any event in Cleveland." The actual attendance of the game was closer to 100,000 people. The Strollers beat the other Cleveland team 8-3 in the third and deciding game (see photo above) and went on to compete for the national championship.

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