Lost Advertisements–His Big Bat Brings the Bingles

20 Sep


A 1910 ad for Kellogg’s Toasted Corn Flakes featuring Philadelphia Athletics outfielder Danny Murphy.

“Speaking of bingles, here’s one of the longest hitting swatters in the game.”

Kellogg’s boxes featured a “new baseball game found printed on every package:”

“For Danny has tried it, and fell down–and this is what he said: ‘The only thing I miss in the home runs.’  But he still sticks at it, for it’s the wildest, newest, biggest fun creator of the age.”

Murphy hit .400 and drove in nine runs during the Athletics four games to one victory over the Chicago Cubs in the 1910 World Series.


3 Responses to “Lost Advertisements–His Big Bat Brings the Bingles”

  1. Dave July 6, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    Nice advertisement and story. Any idea which magazine carried this ad? Thanks.

    • Thom Karmik July 6, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

      Thanks Dave. I found it in an old scrapbook and scanned it. It was from a newspaper. Most of the other items were from Chicago, so I would guess this was as well, but there were clippings from all of the Chicago papers of the period, so I can’t say for sure from which.

      • Dave July 10, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

        Thanks, Thom … I appreciate the update.

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