Sport: World Series

Excitement confusing sense impressions, making recognizable the smell of the "Star Spangled Banner" as played on a brass band, the noises of two-for-a-quarter cigars, of D'jer Kiss, of this morning's breakfast, the taste of anticipation. Bowlegged Honus Wagner and spry Tyrus Cobb, survivors of a Pittsburgh-Detroit World Series 16 years ago, pushed together seats through the press section; a white team (Pittsburg), a grey team (Washington), which had been warming up along the edges of a field earnestly green, looked up at a box wherein Pinchot, Governor of Pennsylvania, stood with...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!