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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.