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Mails Proves Greatness, Blanks Robins

February 20, 2015 |

Game 6 marked the first World Series game played in Cleveland on a workday. But thousands of people had made plans to be at League Park or someplace that wasn’t work to get regular results from the game.

The box office at League Park opened at 9:30 that morning, and by 10, crowds were starting to fill in the stands – four hours before the scheduled start time. Within an hour of that, boys were climbing trees around the ballpark for a vantage point to see some of the game, and rooftops along Lexington Avenue started to fill with fans. C. A. Reichheld, president of the Acme Awning Co., said the roof of the building was reserved for employees and their friends. “If we let everybody up who wants to get up the building would have collapsed long ago,” he said.

Once again, former Cleveland mayor and then-Secretary of War Newton D. Baker was in the stands. This time he was accompanied by Myron Herrick, the U.S. ambassador to France. Herrick, a Lorain County native, had served as a Cleveland councilman and was governor. Warren Harding, the Marion native running as a Republican for President in 1920, was Herrick’s lieutenant governor.

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