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National Baseball Hall Of Fame dedicated...



Item # 555892

June 12, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 12, 1939  This 36 page newspaper has two column headlines on page 24: "Centennial Today Depicts Stages In Evolution of Modern Baseball" "Notables to Attend Dedication of Museum, Hall of Fame and Doubleday Field at Cooperstown--10,000 Expected" with smaller subheads.
Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with little margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: The Hall of Fame was dedicated on June 12, 1939 by Lee Ferrick Andrews, grandson of Edward Clark, who was a founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Stephen C. Clark was owner of a local hotel and sought to bring tourists to Cooperstown, which had been damaged by the Great Depression, which significantly reduced the local tourist trade, and by Prohibition, which had devastated the local hops industry. A claim that U.S. Civil War hero Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown was instrumental in the early marketing of the Hall.

Category: The 20th Century

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