The Oakland A's had an announced attendance of 1,476,791 in 2011. Announced attendance. Wink. Rumor has it that the actual, physical attendance was under a million.
That means that this picture from the Library of Congress is of a crowd that's larger than 10% of the 2011 Oakland Athletics' season attendance. The crowd is almost 20% of the total attendance for the 1974 Giants. And it was to watch the White Autos take on Omaha, Neb. in Cleveland. Maybe that Cleveland place can support a second team in the market ...
Previous Internet Christmases:
I: 1930 Spalding Base Ball Guide
II: Negro Leagues Database
III: Bob Gibson video
IV: John McGraw's Scientific Baseball
V: NBC Archive, featuring Bud Selig
VI: 1888's Base-ball: How to Become a Player
VII: Connie Mack's How To Play Base-Ball
VIII: Life Magazine's greatest baseball photos
IX: Branch Rickey's scouting report on Don Drysdale