Concession prices at Vin Scully's first game where the Brooklyn Dodgers played the Philadelphia A's at Shibe Park (4/18/1950) pic.twitter.com/cIfCLxS8k5
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 2, 2016
"Back in my day, you could buy fish cakes and a pack of Phillip Morris for 50 cents!" said anybody who listened live to Vin Scully's first broadcast for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
You hear all kinds of grandpa stories from and about Vin Scully—from the history of the defensive shift, to the time Satchel Paige threw a ball through a small hole to win a bet, or about what it was like when Scully played George H.W. Bush in baseball—and that's the best part. The man isn't just baseball history—he's history. The announcer, who is making his retirement from announcing baseball at the ripe age of 88 this year, has seen it all, and apparently gigantic jumps in inflation were among that.
Yes, back in 1950, when the Brooklyn Dodgers played the Philadelphia A's, you could get beechnut gum, ham and cheese sandwiches and cigars for a grand total of 75 cents. Think about the aftertaste.
[h/t Darren Rovell]