Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Another Ticket

A while ago I bought an old ticket stub on eBay. I'm not sure what attracted me to it, other than it seemed to be a physical connection to history.

This particular ticket was for a game on June 20th, 1942. My Mom had just turned eight, the Battle of Midway took place 16 days earlier, and 7,254 people showed up at Cleveland Stadium for a game between the Indians and the Yankees.

Al Smith of the Indians threw a 1-hitter, with Joe Dimaggio getting the only hit. Cleveland won by a score of 1-0.

I'm not sure where section 29 was in Cleveland Stadium, but row 6, seat 2 sounds like a good spot to watch Joe Dimaggio and Phil Rizzuto take on Lou Boudreau and Bob Lemon.

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