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From: Winnemac Mike on 12 Aug 2007 06:51
I think this may have come from Bill Veeck's book. It was actually a Triple
A came and he wanted the fans listed in the box score.
"Mark Anderson" <mea(a)nospambrandylion.com> wrote in message
> OK, this has nothing to do with this season but someone at my local pub
> said that the Cubs hold the record for the game with lowest paid
> attendance of 12. He thinks that game occurred in the mid 60s when the
> Cubs were real awful but I'm having a hard time believing that the
> record is that low and that the Cubs hold it. It's also hard for me to
> believe that the Cubs, who are in a very large market, would hold this
> record over a smaller market team. Does anyone remember this?
From: cat daddy on 12 Aug 2007 07:32
"Mark Sieving" <Mark_Sieving(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> On Sat, 11 Aug 2007 21:57:40 -0500, "cat daddy" <furball@.myhouse.com>
> > "...radio play-by-play announcer Jim Lucas said the record is the 12
> >people who braved a rainstorm to see Chicago defeat Troy on Sept. 17,
> According to Baseball-Reference.com, Chicago lost to the Providence
> Grays on Spetember 17, 1881.
Must have been a misprint in the article I read.
"September 27 - The Troy Trojans lose to the champion Chicago White
Stockings 10-8 in a heavy rain storm in front of 12 spectators, setting a
record for the least attended game."
Tue, Sep 27 CHC @TRO W 10-8 54-27 1st up 8.0
From: cat daddy on 12 Aug 2007 07:38
"Michael Lanasa" <nospam(a)nospam.com> wrote in message
> Mark Sieving <Mark_Sieving(a)yahoo.com> wrote in
> > On Sat, 11 Aug 2007 21:57:40 -0500, "cat daddy"
> > <furball@.myhouse.com> wrote:
> >> "...radio play-by-play announcer Jim Lucas said the record is
> >> the 12
> >>people who braved a rainstorm to see Chicago defeat Troy on
> >>Sept. 17, 1881."
> > According to Baseball-Reference.com, Chicago lost to the
> > Providence Grays on Spetember 17, 1881.
> It was a highly controvesial game, because in the late innings a fly
> ball toward the Chicago left fielder was interfered with by two fans
> who were looking for a souvenier. The left fielder threw a fit, and
> the Chicago team completely fell apart and blew the lead and lost the
> game, and tks and Claude had to have a police escort from the stadium
> for their own protection.
I was going to make reference to the two longtime and most well respected
gentlemen of this newsgroup, but felt it best the story be told by a more