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Useful Things: A 1990 List Of Payphone Numbers In MLB Ballparks

How would you get a live baseball score in the time before smartphones? Before the internet, or widespread cable access, or cellphones at all? It was a bitch, until in the summer of 1990, Beckett Monthly deputized readers to collect the numbers for payphones at every MLB stadium. The thinking being that you'd call the number, some random fan would pick up, and you could ask him the score. [Baseball Prospectus]


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