Fan Appreciation Day (1911)

“Today was the fans’ ‘appreciation’ day, and nearly 3,000 turned out. Stores and factories were closed. The team showed its appreciation by playing a brilliant game, and winning over Peoria, 5 to 1.” “Three I League: Dubuque 5; Peoria 1,” “Inter Ocean (Chicago), August 11, 1911, p4

No earliest use given in 2009 Dickson Baseball Dictionary