“Baseball Fans” by Eugene Iverd October 1, 1927
This is the 2nd baseball illustration by Iverd, and it might feature the same bunch of boys as his previous illustration.
As someone who suffers from vertigo, agita, and bleeding hemorrhoids, I wouldn’t be caught dead sitting, standing, or eating on top of a telephone poll. Even if it was to watch the Yankees beat up on the Pirates in that year’s World Series. The kid standing on the top of the pole has some serious death wish issues. The one boy standing on the right looks like he’s reconsidered his climb up that pole, and probably wishes he was anywhere else. Luckily, what looks like a cop has shown up, but instead of telling the boys to get down before they get hurt, it looks like he’s trying to get one of them to skrooch over so he can take a seat.
As someone who’s lived his whole life telling people to skootch over so I could take a seat, it was very disconcerting to find out I had been using the wrong word all this time. Sometimes you put together a blog post and you learn something amazing. Other times it just a kick in the balls.
In baseball on October 1, 1927 the NY Yankees beat the Washington Senators 4-3. Lou Gehrig hit a 3 run home run in the 1st inning to lead the Yankees to their 110th win of the season. It was Gehrig’s 47th home run and the 3 rbis gave him 175 on the season. The Yankees will go on to sweep the Pirates in the World Series. This win gives the Yankees a 14-7-1 record on Saturday Evening Post baseball illustration dates.