February 11, 2012

Public address announcer at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn urged fans to undress

From an old New York Times story by Dave Anderson . . .

And when Ebbets Field was alive, Tex Rickard was as ungrammatical as some of the spectators. Told by an umpire to remind fans not to drape their jackets over the railing above the left-field wall, his Brooklyn voice blared:

"Attention, please: will the people behind the rail in left field remove their clothing."

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