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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.
    Son, we'd like to keep you around this season but we're going to try and win a pennant.

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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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    • #3
      Indians had a crowd of 86,563 in '54
      Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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      • #4
        93,000 or so were on hand to honor Campy in LA.

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        • #5
          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?
          Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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          • #6
            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.

            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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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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
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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      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.

                      I would check with the newspaper in Cleveland. They might very well have a copy of it or at the very least can tell you who was the photographer or in which collection this photo is in. Many of the old time photos have been donated to various libraries and museums and they will generally sell you a print.

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                      • #12
                        That particular photo appears to be housed at the Library of Congress, which is also online. If you click the properties of that photo you will get a link to where it is housed. you will also find that it has many photos of old fields.

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                        • #13
                          Here is White Auto vs Johsntown, PA.

                          A week later White Auto would play their 100,000 attendee game.

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                          • #14
                            Here is that October 10th game that drew 100,000 fans, notice that they put it at an attendance of 115,000

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                            • #15
                              A different angle to the same October 10th game.

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