Friday, January 20, 2012

Snowdrifts at the Orchard, 1943

Sixty-nine years ago today, on January 20, 1943, Milwaukee was looking forward to the baseball season. Helped, of course, by the Brewers themselves:

-Journal staff
The Brewer management chose this week, with snow drifted inside and outside the Borchert field fences, as the time to put up a sign calling attention to May 5 as the date of the "next game." A passer-by is shown getting that important news Wednesday morning, with the temperature below zero.
That's a an angle of the Orchard I've never seen. And pushing baseball in January shows us that Bill Veeck never stopped selling.

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