WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10: HISTORIC BASEBALL GAME
Profile America — Monday, October 10th. There have been many memorable games in the history of Major League Baseball. One of them would certainly be the fifth game of the 1920 World Series, 91 years ago today, between the Cleveland Indians and the Brooklyn Robins, soon to be known as the Dodgers. That series was the best of nine games. The 5th game saw the only unassisted triple play in series and major league post-season history. In addition, fans at the game witnessed the first series home run by a pitcher — and, the first grand slam homer in the fall classic. The Indians won the series, 5-2. In 1920, major league baseball drew 9.3 million fans to its games. Today, that number is close to 75 million. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Time to 1970, p. 400
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1244
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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