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22nd April 2012

Photo reblogged from New York City with 6 notes

oldnyc:

[1st game - 1912 World Series at the Polo Grounds, New York (baseball)] (LOC) by The Library of Congress on Flickr.
1st game - 1912 World Series at the Polo Grounds, New York

oldnyc:

[1st game - 1912 World Series at the Polo Grounds, New York (baseball)] (LOC) by The Library of Congress on Flickr.

1st game - 1912 World Series at the Polo Grounds, New York

Tagged: Library of Congressgiantsredsoxnewyorkgiantspologroundsworldseries19121912worldseriesnewyorkbostonmanhattanoldstadiumsdefunctstadiumsnorthernmanhattanharlemrivergrandstandbleachersBaseballNational LeagueNLNew York Baseball Giants1911 World Series

24th October 2011

Photo reblogged from Obscure Oddities with 376 notes

obscureoddities:

Shizo Kanakuri disappeared during a marathon in the 1912 Olympics. He was listed as a missing person for 50 years until a journalist managed to track him down, living peacefully in southern Japan. When asked as to why he disappeared during the Olympics, he explained that he had become overcome with thirst, stopped at a garden party to refresh himself, and then boarded a train, and then sailed home to Japan, too ashamed to tell anyone he had left in the middle of the marathon. In 1966, he was invited back to Sweden to finish his race. His final time was 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 8 hours, 32 minutes, and 20.2 seconds - the longest record in history.

obscureoddities:

Shizo Kanakuri disappeared during a marathon in the 1912 Olympics. He was listed as a missing person for 50 years until a journalist managed to track him down, living peacefully in southern Japan. When asked as to why he disappeared during the Olympics, he explained that he had become overcome with thirst, stopped at a garden party to refresh himself, and then boarded a train, and then sailed home to Japan, too ashamed to tell anyone he had left in the middle of the marathon. In 1966, he was invited back to Sweden to finish his race. His final time was 54 years, 8 months, 6 days, 8 hours, 32 minutes, and 20.2 seconds - the longest record in history.

Tagged: odditymissingmarathonolympics1912