Religion: Pirates Pirated

As old as ballparks is the box-office problem of the peeping urchin at the knothole. When radio stretches the knothole to fit its public's enormous ear, the problem swells to lawsuit size. Pittsburgh Athletic Co. has banned any broadcasting from the Pittsburgh Pirates' home grounds (similar bans are in force at the Yankee Stadium, Polo Grounds, Ebbets Field). But at the beginning of the baseball season Pittsburgh Athletic Co. sold to General Mills, Inc., Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., Inc., for broadcasting over Stations WWSW and NBC's KDKA (Pittsburgh), exclusive rights for games played by the Pirates away from home.

Much to the annoyance...

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