Monday, April 14, 2014

Today in 1914 - Opening Day!

One hundred years ago today, Milwaukee turned out in force to watch their Brewers open the 1914 season at Athletic Park. And what a game - the hometown boys defeated the visiting St. Paul Saints 4-0.

The Milwaukee Sentinel gave its readers this first look at the game:

The next morning, they followed up with photos from the game:

Top row—Left to Right—Centerfield Bleachers—A Fair Rooter. Bottom row—Jap Barbeau Watching a Foul; John Beall Sprinting Home After His Home Run; Happy Felch Lining Out Triple.
The champions look very sporty in their new white caps and striped socks.

The Milwaukee Journal took a slightly different tack, contrasting a photo of the players with one of "the youngest fan" at the ballpark.

The Brewers started their title defense in fine form. 1914 was looking like a good year for Milwaukee and her Brews.

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