A South Sound history through words and pictures
100 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 16, 1912
The Boston Red Sox of the American League won the World’s Series championship for 1912 today by defeating the New York Nationals by a score of 3 to 2 in a 10-inning contest before 20,000 people. Christy Mathewson pitched a wonderful game until the final inning, when he weakened. The Red Sox were one run behind when they came to the bat at the end of the 10th inning. Larry Gardner came to the plate, the stands went wild. Gardner caught an inshoot on the end of his bat and sent it to Josh Devore, whose throw to the plate was too wide to catch. Steve Yerkes who was on third base, went over the plate to score the winning run.
75 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 16, 1937
Enmeshed in legal difficulties through asserted transactions with a 15-year-old boy now accused as a charge-account racketeer, six Tacoma pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers in business on Pacific Avenue were arrested by detectives Emil Matthies and Clyde Stidham on warrants issued by Police Judge Frank A. Magill. Each of the merchants arrested was specifically charged with having purchased articles from a minor in violation of a city ordinance, and was required to post bail of $25 for release pending trial.
50 YEARS AGO TODAY: OCT. 16, 1962
In the wake of the Oct. 12 storm, city crews will remove downed trees from streets, sidewalks and parking strips, but property owners will be responsible for tree removal on private property, Acting City Manager John Sankovich said today. He added that city crews will not touch trees that are leaning against home and private buildings. To facilitate the big cleanup, which is expected to take about 10 days, the Public Works Department’s leaf pickup program, which started yesterday, is being postponed.