Wednesday, September 16, 2009

One Hundred Years Ago Today...

There's a fascinating project underway at The American Association Almanac. Rex Hamann is chronicling the 1909 pennant race with a "This Day in History" format, providing box scores and game recaps from a century ago.

In the summer of 1909, the Milwaukee Brewers were locked in a tight race the Minneapolis Millers and Louisville Colonels. On September 11th, with three weeks to play, the Brewers had a three game lead over the Millers. Since then, it's been tightening up.

Even though we know how the story ends (I'm not going to spoil it here), it's a fascinating tale and a tremendously ambitious research project. Thanks, Rex!

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