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Offline tomterp

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Re: Baseball Lore and Trivia
« Topic Start: September 03, 2017, 01:51:54 PM »
Bleachers got their name from the bleached-white appearance of wood after it sat in the sun for a long time. Only the richies could afford seats in the shade and the poors sat in the bleachers and got sunburn.

Evidence: imagine being a Nats fan before night games, a WW2 innovation in DC: if you got a bleacher ticket, you got bleached.

You need to give fans more credit than that.  A properly attired fan had very little exposed skin.  This from Griffith Stadium in 1924: