Sunday, May 29, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: May 29

May 29, 1911 – One of the weirdest stunts ever pulled off by a baseball fan in this area came to light tonight at Nicollet Park. When the watchman made his rounds late in the evening, he discovered two men wrapped up in blankets, sleeping in the grandstand. The men explained that they were from Eden Valley and that last year they came in for the Memorial Day game and could not get a seat. They told the Tribune reporter who went out to interview them, that they were determined to get good seats this time. They refused to give their names but said that they would be on the job, rooting for the Millers tomorrow afternoon.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “Fans Sleep at Nicollet Park to Save Good Seats”; May 30, 1911; p. 1.

Nicollet Baseball Park


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