Sport: Them Bums

Ethel Barrymore came early, carrying a box lunch. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt flew down from Saratoga. By 10 a.m., three and a half hours before game time, 50,000 fans had been turned away. Extra policemen were called to form a cordon around the park. Mobs, stampeding out of nearby subways, were urged to go back home unless they had reserved seats.

What was going on at Ebbets Field last week was of interest not only to Ethel Barrymore, young Vanderbilt and the 31,000 other Ethels and Als who were lucky enough to get in. Brooklyn's...

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