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CONNIE MACK, BASEBALL'S TOP NAME, ILL ACCOM TEAM New Local Organization Offers Finest Baseball Show in Local History; Tickets Going Fast, But Officials Promise Space for All Fans; Famous Comedian Stellar Added Attraction. MONDAY NIGHT'S PROGRAM 6:30 Lafayette Red Sox' Batting Practice. 7:00 Philadelphia Athletics' Batting Practice. 7t30 AI Schacht, Baseball's Clown Prince. 8:00 Infield Drills. 8:15 Philadelphia Athletics vs. Lafayette Red Sox. Lafayette will hit a new high in baseball entertainment Monday night at the elaborate new Columbian park stadium, featuring; the first local appearance of Connie Mack and his Philadelphia Athletics, plus a performance by the one and only Al Schacht. NIGHT BASEBALL IN MAJOR LOOPS IS HERE TO STAY Figures Attest to Success of Lighted Game; Ten of Sixteen Clubs Now Have Powerful Systems. BY JUDSON BAILEY NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (AP) Night baseball isn't a novelty in the major leagues any longer and yoiL can safely bet your ticket to the world series that it is going to keep on spreading. No announcements are necessary all anybody has to do is take a look at the turnstile count. With two games still on the schedule for the St. Louis Browns at Sportsman's Park, night baseball has drawn 1,558,021 . paying customers into ten ball parks this summer for an average of 20,774 a game. Considering that these figures include an entire season, good weather and bad, fine and frowsy attractions and rich and poor clubs, they emphasize more strongly than words the benefit lights have proved to baseball as a business. Two of the biggest turnouts of the year were at night games 59,069 at Cleveland August 14 when the Indians played the Chicago White Sox and 53,897 at New York August 7 for a game between the Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers. FIGURES The recently-organized Colum- bian Park , recreational Center has left no stones unturned in its first big promotional effort, and the ultimate in big-time baseball will be waiting the large crowd. Box seats were exhausted nearly a week aeo. AL SCHACHT AT 7:30 Al Schacht, Baseball's Clown Prince, will make his initial local appearance, and the No. 1 Funny Man is almost a cinch to capture the fancy of all present. Schacht has been touring the country in recent years, rolling crowds in the aisles with his hilarious antics. He has appeared in All-Star contests. World's Series, and almost every baseball cross-road. Schacht, whose name is pronounced to rhyme with cat or rat, in case you wondered, is scheduled to take the field at 7:30 o'clock following batting drills by both teams. FEATURE GAME For the feature game, Connie Mack has promised to start his regular team, and agreed to play Al Simmons, all-time diamond great, at least for a part of the contest. The Athletic pitchers will be D. Miles, Chubby Dean and Ed Heusser. Miles recently pitched a no-hit exhibition game, while Dean won the opening game this year over, the New York Yankees and repeated against them in his second try. Heusser is a seasoned campaigner, who won 16 and lost 9 for Minneapolis last season. Tickets for grandstand and bleacher seats were still available last night at Decker's, Deac's, Loch's Annex, and Schaaf's Drug store. The ducats will remain at these stands, unless sold out, until 5 p. m. Monday, at which time they will be put on sale at the gate. A thousand general admission seats will go on sale at the park at 6:30 p. m.

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  1. Journal and Courier,
  2. 07 Sep 1940, Sat,
  3. Page 9

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