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Off Track: The Sudden Death that Led to the First MLB All-Star Game

July 10, 2017

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From the Ozy Magazine website

The skies were clear, and, judging from the overcoats in the crowd, the weather not too warm. More than 15,000 people had showed up at League Park for a good cause. The turnout on July 24, 1911, wasn’t the biggest in the brief history of the concrete-and-steel fireproof ballpark, but those in attendance had paid handsomely for the privilege. Tickets cost anywhere from 25 cents to $1, nearly double the price of a standard ticket to see the Cleveland Indians, called the Naps at the time in honor of the team’s biggest star, Napoleon “Nap” Lajoie.

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