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Some estimates put attendance of an exhibition game at Brea Bowl at 15,000, 10 times the population of Brea in 1924. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT003706" title="Walter Johnson" href="/topic/sports/walter-johnson-PESPT003706.topic">Walter Johnson</a>, who had ties to nearby Olinda, pitched for one team; <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT006406" title="Babe Ruth" href="/topic/sports/babe-ruth-PESPT006406.topic">Babe Ruth</a> pitched, and homered twice, for the other. Ruth’s team won, 12-1 or 11-1.
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( Brea Museum and Heritage Center / May 31, 2008 )

Some estimates put attendance of an exhibition game at Brea Bowl at 15,000, 10 times the population of Brea in 1924. Walter Johnson, who had ties to nearby Olinda, pitched for one team; Babe Ruth pitched, and homered twice, for the other. Ruth’s team won, 12-1 or 11-1.

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