Rival World Series Mascots
92 Yrs Ago Today - Polo Grounds, N.Y. - October 4, 1922
~ Wire Tag: “Eddie Bennett, mascot of the New York Yankees, and Billy Craig who holds a similar rank with the New York Giants, photographed just before the start of the game at the Polo Grounds, N.Y.C. this afternoon.”
September 8, 1916
Twenty-three fans attending the game against the Yankees at rain-soaked Shibe Park — the smallest crowd in American League history — witness A’s switch-hitter Wally Schang become the first player in major league history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game. The feat will not be accomplished again in the American League until Cardinals second baseman Johnny Lucadello does so in 1940.