Olbermann: A boy’s return to the World Series 91 years later

From SABR member Keith Olbermann at ESPN.com on October 25, 2017:

On Saturday, Oct. 2, 1926, Babe Ruth slid into second base in the third inning of the first game of the World Series — and ripped the seat of his pants.

In the Yankee Stadium bleachers, an 11-year-old boy attending his first major league game, burst into laughter. “We roared! The little trainer, Doc Woods, raced out with a needle and thread, and the Babe just stood there grinning while they stitched up his trousers right on the field!”

The same boy — a little older — will be in the left-field stands Wednesday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Houston Astros in the second game of this World Series. He is the actor Norman Lloyd.

In three weeks he’ll celebrate his 103rd birthday, and his friends decided to get him tickets as an early present. When Rich Hill throws the game’s first pitch, Lloyd presumably will set the longest fan seniority streak in World Series history (unless you know of anybody who attended games in, say, both 1903 and 1995).

Read the full article here: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/21145911/a-boy-return-world-series-91-years-later

Originally published: October 25, 2017. Last Updated: October 25, 2017.