This day in baseball: The first triple header

The Brooklyn Bridegrooms (Dodgers) and the Pittsburgh Alleghenys (Pirates) faced off on September 1, 1890 for the first-ever triple header in major league baseball.  Playing at home at Washington Park, Brooklyn swept Pittsburgh: 10-9, 3-2, and 8-4.

Washington Park in the 1880s (75th Anniversary Official National League History)

Washington Park in the 1880s (75th Anniversary Official National League History)

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2 Comments on “This day in baseball: The first triple header”

  1. Steve Myers says:

    And those fans were standing up? And in such heavy clothes! It was probably hot, being still only September.

    • The way people dressed for the old time baseball games never ceases to amaze me. Each of the last two years, the Royals have had a “Dress to the Nines” day at Kauffman Stadium, and while I like the idea of dressing up for a ballgame, I’m considerably more comfortable just going in a tank top and shorts.


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