Thought I'd share this with everyone. Play-by-play in 1924 was... different.
"As the scores came in via steampunk internet (a.k.a. the telegraph) five guys playing Oz would pull the wires and flip the switches and reproduce the game with only a slight time delay, so that the crowd could still enjoy each and every moment, from the joy of a last inning grand slam to the heartbreak of losing to those clowns on the other side of town that just need a good smack in the eye to take 'em down a peg. Why, the machine would probably still be running today, if it weren't for that riot at Comiskey Park's "Flapper Victrola Re-constitution Night" in the late thirties. And what a loss it was."
You can read more about The Boards Of Summer here. It also contains additional links to the original article which provides even more awesome pictures.