Guess The Game…
…From The Scoreboard
Today’s scoreboard comes from Pete Davis.
The premise of the game (GTGFTS) is simple: I’ll post a scoreboard and you guys simply identify the game depicted. In the past, I don’t know if I’ve ever completely stumped you (some are easier than others).
Here’s the Scoreboard. In the comments below, try to identify the game (date & location, as well as final score). If anything noteworthy occurred during the game, please add that in (and if you were AT the game, well bonus points for you!):
Please continue sending these in! You’re welcome to send me any scoreboard photos (with answers please), and I’ll keep running them.
8/26/1948. Alex Konikowski has just replaced Larry Jansen during the 5 run 4th. Cards will win this game 7-2.
Yep, Aug 26, 1948 for me as well.
this was from the first game of a doubleheader:
Scores from that day: link
No H on the end of Pittsburgh. I wonder if anyone has looked into how common this misspelling is on scoreboards?
In these old-timey scoreboard shots, the “Pittsburg” misspelling seems VERY common.
And it makes no sense, because they were able to fit all 12 letters in “Philadelphia” on the scoreboard TWICE!!!
The spelling without the H carried through most of the city’s history, until 1911. That year, the city and the Federal government officially adopted the current ‘Pittsburgh’ spelling. No reason why they wouldn’t have changed it, since it’s not likely that the scoreboard predated the official change.
I had no idea. Thanks for the info!
If you’re open to feedback…that graphic for this post doesn’t feel up to UW standards to me from a visual standpoint. The image doesn’t add much since it’s the same words that are in the post title. The dark black font stands out and feels distracting to me, and it cuts off letters in the first line. It reads “uess the Gam” on my device. Idea: post the picture in question as the listing picture? Not trying to be overly critical, but thought it might help. Feel free to take it or not!
Thanks for the feedback. I need to make a new graphic — I used to put the actual scoreboard from the game into the tweet…but then many people simply guessed the game in Paul’s twitter feed, as opposed to opening the post and posting in the comments. So, I will create a new graphic for the tweet, but I’m not going to put the actual scoreboard as the tweet graphic.