About 6,000 scoreboard fans yelled and cheered, moaned and groaned, laughed and sighed in front of the Globe office yesterday afternoon as they heard the the stentorian tones of Frank J. Flynn announcing play after play.
The men and boys, who saw the game in their mind’s eye and became as excited as if they were right on the grounds, were orderly and good-natured. Their intensity of feeling grew as the game progressed, so that they cheered as loudly when Bedient put one over the plate in the last inning as they did when the Red Sox made their three runs in the first.
And when Speaker tied the score in the 10th -- well, say, a convention of foghorns, siren whistles and 12-inch guns would have sounded like the dropping of a pin to that broadside.
The crowd was 25 rows deep in the street and there were no street cars to bother and clang. Only once was there any interruption and that was when a mounted policeman galloped right into their midst with an ambulance following closely behind him. There were some speed boys in the throng and in a second a narrow lane was opened for the ambulance.
All the trouble was due to Charles Benzani’s getting over-anxious for the home team, and he had an epileptic [event]. He was taken to the Relief Station and then removed to his home at 175 North st.
Meantime the game went on. There was not another interruption, When it became evident that the game was going beyond the ninth, a woman said that she would stay until midnight if necessary. Her remark caused glances of scorn from several youthful fans.
There were plenty of police to see that the sidewalks were kept clear. The bluecoats established a one-way sidewalk system, allowing those passing to the north to use the sidewalk nearest the office of the Globe and those going south the sidewalk opposite. At no time was there any undue pushing and shoving, and all enjoyed the quick service.
Further along the street was another crowd, but their cries were merely echoes.