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06-01-2010, 02:45 AM
Looking for a source: book, website, person where I could find some examples of what fans might yell at opposing players, or what players might yell at each other, circa 1915.

06-01-2010, 05:27 AM
Not sure about chatter but anything else old time: baseball-almanac.com.

06-01-2010, 07:22 AM
Not 1915, but 50 years ago I remember hearing "Hey, batta, batta" and "No batta up there" - sort of players harassing each other.

06-01-2010, 07:34 AM
That's a hard one. I've seen documentary of early baseball games, but they're mostly either silent and/or don't spend time on fan to player interactions.

I have any number of books on baseball, but I don't remember one that goes that much into what fans and players yelled at each other that early. You might look up biographies of players during that time period; they might have an anecdote or two about player/fan interaction.

I'm sure they yelled a lot of things at Ty Cobb.

06-01-2010, 07:42 AM
You could look into the various groups of baseball reenactments that are around the country. Most though, probably are set in the late 19th century. But they might have knowledge of early 20th century sayings, or could point you in the right direction.


06-28-2010, 04:30 AM
In the unlikely event that someone else is looking for 1910s baseball slang, I found an excellent source: The New Dickson Baseball Dictionary, now in its third edition.