Dating hand signals
It was the first modern Subway Series, pitting the American League’s Chicago White Sox against the National League’s Chicago Cubs.
It was also the first World Series appearance for both franchises.
It marked the first appearance in the World Series for the Cubs’ famous infield of Tinker, Evers, and Chance.
reported, Fans who were fortunate enough to see the world’s series in this city last fall will recall that the din of rooting was so great it was impossible to hear an umpire’s decision. Before the third game, both umpires were instructed to raise their right arms for strikes and their left arms for balls.[i] Umpire Francis “Silk” O’Loughlin, we learn, employed his characteristic gestures to call the game.
The Hoy case is a reminder that, as good as it is to uncover the reporting of a neutral party, that in and of itself does not make a story suddenly true. The truth about Hoy’s most lasting contribution to the national pastime has been too long and too unfairly denied. Tickets come with a complimentary overnight stay at the Palmer House or Hilton Chicago.