So Many Details from One 1915 Baseball Scoreboard Photo

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I recently came across this old photo. It was taken on April 10, 1915, which was Opening Day at Washington Park, home of the Federal League’s Brooklyn Tip-Tops, who were hosting the Buffalo Blues. This ballpark, which no longer stands, was situated just a few blocks from […]

Original Cinn.: Fenway Park’s Odd Scoreboard Abbreviations

Reader Kyle Sutton noticed something interesting about last week’s Reds/Bosox series at Fenway Park: The Fenway scoreboard listed the Reds as “Cinn.” That’s wrong, of course — it should be “Cin.” (with one “n”).

When Kyle recently posted that observation on Twitter, Keith Olbermann pointed out that the “Cinn.” thing is nothing new. To […]

Paint by Numbers: Amazing Women’s Footy Scoreboard Art

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Got a note the other day from Australian reader James MacNeil, who wanted to let me know about a great new art project, called Keeping Score, by his friend Naomie Hatherley. She’s taken a bunch of old metal number placards that were used on manual scoreboards and […]

A DIY Classic Scoreboards Project

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Longtime weekend readers may recognize the above graphic, which was created by artist Gary Chanko, and one of many scoreboard images that ran for several years as a Saturday feature, “Classic Scoreboards.” Back in 2014, I did an extensive interview with Gary on his […]