If you could attend any game in baseball history, which game would you choose?I could rattle off two dozen games (easily) that would be a serious contender for the top spot. I think any serious fan could. But what is #1? And do you conduct a rigorous process of elimination or go with the first game you thought of? When I commented at BRef, I went with my first thought:
Saturday, May 1, 1920
Brooklyn Robins at Boston Braves
Brooklyn - 000 010 000 000 000 000 000 000 00 - 1 9 2 Boston - 000 000 100 000 000 000 000 000 00 - 1 15 2Leon Cadore (26-15-1-5-6) and Joe Oeschger (26-9-1-4-7) each pitched a complete game.
BRef did not lay out any "rules", so I'm wondering: Would you know the outcome of the game when you went back? I think that would detract quite a bit from the excitement. Therefore, I stipulate that while you are still the 2011 you, you are attending the game as a current event along with everyone else in the stands (though you do have the luxury of sitting in what you consider the best seat in the park!). And maybe you have a slight understanding that 1920 baseball (or 1885 or 1918 or 1964 baseball) is different than what you watch back home.
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