1909 World Series Lingo

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Feb 23 22:02:09 UTC 2004

On Sun, 22 Feb 2004, davemarc wrote:

> For a classroom script that I'm preparing, I'm interested in finding some
> authentic cheers and other baseball lingo from 1909 (specifically the World
> Series) that I might be able to use. (For example, were there specific
> cheers used by Tigers fans? Pirates fans?) Having admired the research into
> such matters that I've seen here, I'd welcome any guidance you folks could
> provide, onlist or offlist.

This is the World Series during which Ty Cobb is supposed to have called
Honus Wagner a "krauthead," although I think there is a lack of
documentation for the authenticity of this story.

Fred Shapiro

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