An advertisement for Mecca Cigarettes that appeared shortly after the 1916 World Series:
162,859 Excited Fans
“Some Crowd! They saw Boston beat Brooklyn in the World Series. They saw the Red Sox reach the goal ball teams strive for.”
“To make the series a success it took–
413 yards of gum,
5,279 pounds of popcorn,
93,471 bottles of pop,
111,116 score cards,
The Players’ Share–of the World Series this year was $162,927.45, or 32,585,490 Meccas.
That many Meccas are sold every three days.”
Winners shares for the Red Sox were $3,910.26, the Robins losing shares were $2,834.82.