Sept. 23, 1948

Preparing to host their first World Series in 34 years, the Boston Braves had to work out a few kinks in their effort to get ticket in their fans’ hands.

For instance, trying to keep the hordes of hopeful ticket buyers from overwhelming post offices.

Braves president John J. Quinn released the details on mail-order applications at 11 p.m., according to the Boston Globe.

By midnight, fans filled all open space at the city’s main post office. The Federal Building 

The Post Office managers had the foresight to assign extra workers to man the ticket and stamp counters, with lines stretching toward the outside doors by 11:15. 

One reason the Post Office drew such a large crowd is that the Braves were only accepting checks or money orders. The only place for issuing checks and money orders late at night was the Post Office.

Braves publicity director Billy Sullivan advised fans to apply for tickets in the outfield pavilions since the seats in the main grandstands were already spoken for.

Yes, that was the same Billy Sullivan who went on to found the Boston Patriots.

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