Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Watching the 1925 World Series

Tonight is the first game of the 2015 World Series.  Many of us are watching the television or an app on our phone to follow the game.

90 years ago in Knoxville people thronged to So. Gay Street to keep up with the action.

1925 World Series baseball game reported at the Knoxville Sentinel
part of the Calvin M. McClung Digital Collection
In October of 1925 the Pirates and the Senators battled it out over seven games.  Knoxvillians seemed to be very interested in the results.

I don't know if that is a PlayOGraph scoreboard, but it was on the front of a building on the NW corner of South Gay and Main streets.

The Auto Tire Co.? That was actually the Tinsley Tire Co.

Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1925
Ancestry.com
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line].
Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Knoxville, Tennessee, City Directory, 1925
Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line].
Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

So let's look at some maps to see where Tinsley Tire Co. was located.
from AmericanRoads.us

Zooming in a bit, I've added a bit of Google Maps.  This is just south of the Bijou Theatre.
from AmericanRoads.us
And this is what that corner looks like today.

Google Maps

Times have changed.

The Pirates won the 1925 Series.

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