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Listening to the World Series in Times Square

October 6, 2009

On October 12, 1920, thousands of New Yorkers crowded into Times Square to catch play-by-play updates of that afternoon’s game between the Cleveland Indians and the Brooklyn Robins—aka, the Dodgers. 

The nickname stemmed from manager Wilbert Robinson.

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It was the last day of the series. The Indians won on their home turf, 3-2. Cost of a ticket to see the Dodgers at Ebbets Field? Between $1 and $6 tops.