Game 1 of the World Series is tonight, and I’m excited to see the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Of course, I can’t believe my favorite team, the Boston Red Sox, just missed making it to the Series. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you may know I’m a huge Red Sox fan, having grown up in Massachusetts. I even highlighted a special Red Sox World Series ring in a display at the World of
Red Sox loss aside,
Starting in 1903, we introduced ads featuring famous Major League players drinking
Over the years, a unique “all star” team for
Though I’m not taking sides, in honor of the Phillies, I thought I’d mention a few early ads that featured Philadelphia players.
One of the earliest endorsements came from Napoleon Lajoie, a four-time batting champion with Philadelphia and Cleveland. In a 1905 ad in a Philadelphia newspaper, Lajoie said, “I drink
We also had a 1916 ad praising Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Philadelphia Nationals and his stamina for pitching 49 full games. As the ad said, “Of course he drinks
So good luck to both teams tonight, and I’ll wait to see the Red Sox play next year!