Spring 2012 Catalog Auction > Sports > Boston Braves & Red Sox
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Lot 516: 1897 Boston Royal Rooters Souvenir Pin
Back when no one had ever heard of Babe Ruth, the Boston Beanaeters of Kid Nichols and Jimmy Collins fame had a rabid fan base who traveled to see the club play away from New England. This pin from those loyal Boston "Royal Rooters" was proudly worn during a crucial road series in Baltimore from September 24-27, according to the back. Boston took the series, two games to one, including a 19-10 slugfest in the rubber game. The Beaneaters entered the series a half-game ahead of the Orioles and eventually won the National League flag by a mere two games. Yes, both clubs were in the NATIONAL League at the time.
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