Archive for Friday, October 14, 2011

100 years ago: J-W promises play-by-play coverage for World Series

October 14, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 14, 1911:

  • "Baseball, the national game, has hundreds of ardent followers in Lawrence. The Journal-World appreciating this fact has arranged through its Associated Press, for a special service on the World's Championship series. So complete will this be that the people of Lawrence may get the games here play by play as they happen on the Diamond. The Associated Press has hundreds of additional wires for the series, so that there will be no delay in getting the story on the wires. The Journal-World invites you to attend these games through its telegraphic service. Use the telephones or come down town. The bulletins will be given out and posted on the board as soon as they come in."
  • "A new company has been formed in Lawrence, which has taken over the W. H. Pendleton business. The new company will be known as the Lawrence Grain and Produce Company. The officers and directors of the new company are: President, Park Hetzel; Vice President, W. H. Pendleton; Secretary and Treasurer, Charles Elwell. The plant and stock of the business have been bought and the old business will be resumed under the new firm."


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