View Full Version : 40 years ago today

Rich Engelhardt
06-04-2014, 1:04 PM
The infamous 10 cent beer night @ Cleveland Stadium took place! :D.

& no - I wasn't there... ;).

Matt Meiser
06-04-2014, 1:29 PM
Even though I lived in Cleveland at the time I do not remember it. Probably something to do with the fact I was a toddler.

I found this part of the Wikipedia article funny...

NBC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC) newscaster Tim Russert (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Russert), then a student at the Cleveland–Marshall College of Law (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland%E2%80%93Marshall_College_of_Law), attended the game. "I went with $2 in my pocket," recalled the Meet the Press (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meet_the_Press) host. "You do the math."

Rich Engelhardt
06-04-2014, 3:11 PM
LOL! Oh yeah,,,,,$2 was plenty to get in & get falling down wasted.

Admission to the bleacher seats was only $.50!

Pat Barry
06-04-2014, 8:19 PM
What a game! Thanks for the memories. I wasn't in attendance, though at the time I hoped our Twinkies would have a similar promotion..


Brian Ashton
06-05-2014, 12:50 PM
Ya but honestly, it was american beer. Back then your beer was as close to water as a beer without being legally bound to call it water.

Rich Engelhardt
06-05-2014, 2:58 PM
Even moreso than you think Brian!

In 1974, the drinking age in Ohio was still 18 for so called "low beer" - 3.2%.
You could still get good and hammered on 3.2 beer though. It just took more & longer. :)