In 1912, the Red Sox played the New York Giants in the World Series. Here's how people in Washington watched that game:There's lots of cool stuff; definitely not for baseball fans only. Thanks to A, of course.
And here's a close-up of what they were all gathered around to look at:
baseball history meets the information
The best part of James Gleick's The Information was, for me, his history of communication and information technologies. Here's a terrific article that applies that lens to baseball: "The History of How We Follow Baseball", by Philip Bump, writing in The Atlantic.