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Old 12-03-2019, 09:00 PM
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Default Tuesday Nite Trivia.....

During the 1930's-1950's (before TV), some radio stations would broadcast a re-creation of the live progress of an "away game", which they received
via Ticker-Tape transmission over Telegraph lines.

Tonite's question is....what was one of the mediums of transmitting real time Baseball (and other Sports) back in the 19th Century (pre-Radio days) ?



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Was discussed elsewhere that in 1897(?) Someone used pigeons for information about Phillies Games.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:22 PM
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Was discussed elsewhere that in 1897(?) Someone used pigeons for information about Phillies Games.
And over a century later, Philly still hasnít gotten those damn birds to leave...
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Carrier pigeons...




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Old 12-03-2019, 09:34 PM
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Was discussed elsewhere that in 1897(?) Someone used pigeons for information about Phillies Games.

Hi Scott

You got it....you're the Trivia King tonite.

In Philadelphia, a fellow by the name Jim Murray (a Carrier Pigeon trainer) would send BB scores to Telegraph Office via by Carrier Pigeon every 1/2 inning.....circa 1883.

Speaking about 1883, let's try another trivia question for you....what is significant about this year with respect to the Philadelphia Phillies ?


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You got it....you're the Trivia King tonite.



In Philadelphia, a fellow by the name Jim Murray (a Carrier Pigeon trainer) would send BB scores to Telegraph Office via by Carrier Pigeon every 1/2 inning.....circa 1883.



Speaking about 1883, let's try another trivia question for you....what is significant about this year with respect to the Philadelphia Phillies ?





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Any idea why the zookeeper (Jim Murray) was in charge of scoring?

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Speaking about 1883, let's try another trivia question for you....what is significant about this year with respect to the Philadelphia Phillies ?

1883 was Philadelphia's first season starting a stretch that continues to this day.
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1883 was the year they were founded, and the longest running unchanged team name (if you ignore the "Blue Jay" years in the 40's)
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Randy and Scott

You guys are just too smart, tonite.

Not too many sports fans know that the 1883 Philadelphia Phillies are the longest continuous franchise in BB history.


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There was a James Murray (born 1919) who was a well known Sports writer. Perhaps he was related (son ?) to the Jim Murray in 1883 ?

That's just a wild guess on my part.


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Are you sure about that Phillies tidbit? Baseball-Reference has the Cubs going back to 1876. They changed their name several times (although in the early days baseball team nicknames were pretty unofficial), but it's the same franchise.

B-R also has the Reds starting in 1882 as the Red Stockings, the Braves in 1876 (also as the Red Stockings), the Pirates in 1882 as the Alleghenys, and the Cardinals in 1882 as the Brown Stockings.

The Phillies also apparently didn't use the name 'Phillies' since their founding. B-R lists them as the "Quakers" until 1890.
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Are you sure about that Phillies tidbit? Baseball-Reference has the Cubs going back to 1876. They changed their name several times (although in the early days baseball team nicknames were pretty unofficial), but it's the same franchise.

B-R also has the Reds starting in 1882 as the Red Stockings, the Braves in 1876 (also as the Red Stockings), the Pirates in 1882 as the Alleghenys, and the Cardinals in 1882 as the Brown Stockings.

The Phillies also apparently didn't use the name 'Phillies' since their founding. B-R lists them as the "Quakers" until 1890.
Braves go back to 1871 according to a couple of sources. Phillies may be the longest one city, same name team though.
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Count me among those confused by Ted's comment. The first team that popped into my mind was the Reds. They go back to 1882, and have been the Reds from the start. There have been variations-Redlegs or Red Stockings-but it's the same concept. The Phillies were the Quakers from 1883 to 1889.

Please clarify this, Ted. Thank you for all you do.
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