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The Incredibly Racist Metaphor That Opened A 1940s World Series Radio Broadcast

Mel Allen had better days in the booth than this one. (Yeesh.)

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An unearthed recording of legendary baseball announcer Mel Allen's radio intro to Game 5 of the 1948 World Series between Boston and Cleveland shows, well, just how sports metaphors have evolved since then.


Here's the entire, cringe-inducing audio:

h/t Fangraphs, via Craig Robinson/

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