BROOKLYN, GIANTS WIN AT BOX OFFICE
BROOKLYN—(Oct 28, 1889) There was no World’s Series game yesterday since it was a Sunday, but both the Brooklyn and New York clubs are counting their blessings at the box office.
Even though rainy weather and transportation snarls have held down attendance at some of the first seven games of the best-of-11 Series, gate receipts already have exceeded the total for last year’s 10-game series between New York and St. Louis. The Series so far has drawn 41,815 people. At a minimum ticket price of 50 cents, that totals more than $20,000, not including the extra charge for grand stand tickets. When the latter is calculated, the total so far easily will be double the $24,000 taken in last year for the entire series.
So far, crowds at Brooklyn’s Washington Park are running ahead of the crowds at New York’s Polo Grounds. This was not unexpected. During the regular season, Brooklyn’s attendance of more than 353,000 people was the highest in baseball history and fully 50,000 more than the previous record.
The World’s Series will resume here today.