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BABE RUTH MAKES HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT...

Item # 560772

July 12, 1914

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts MA, July 12, 1914

* Babe Ruth makes his  MLB debut
* Boston Red Sox

On page 5 at the top of the first column under "Baseball" are one column heads marking the major league debut of Babe Ruth with the Boston Red Sox. The heads include:

* Leonard To Rescue
* Saves Game For Red Sox
* Naps Tie Score In Seventh
* Ruth Does Well for Time, But Cleveland Crowds Him and Forces His Retirement

The summary of the game, which includes a mention of Ruth, reads, in part: "...Ruth formerly of Baltimore, made his debut as a local pitcher, and held Cleveland to five scattered hits in the first six innings.... Leonard finished the game for the Red Sox..."

Includes the box score and various statistics of the game. Great to have this account of Babe Ruth's debut in a Massachusetts newspaper from a town less than 100 miles from Boston.

Issue is somewhat pulpish causing some minor chipping and flaking in the margins, has a tear at the spine, plus two in the lower margin & one in the upper margin & masthead, all extending a bit into unrelated text and affecting each leaf but not the key content listed, has a bit of margin staining.

Category: The 20th Century

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