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Tris Speaker death...
Item # 571135
December 9, 1958
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, December 9, 1958
* Tris Speaker death
* Cleveland Indians - Boston Red Sox
This 40 page newspaper has two column headlines on the front page: "Tris Speaker, Great 'Gray Eagle,' Is Dead" "Hall of Fame Outfielder, 70, Suffers Heart Attack; Has Lifetime Average of .344" with photo of Speaker. (see)
Tells of the death a famous major league baseball star Tris Speaker.
Other news of the day. Good condition.
wikipedia notes: Tristram E. Speaker (April 4, 1888 - December 8, 1958), nicknamed “Spoke” (a play on his last name) was an American baseball player known as one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in history. Speaker was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame during the second year of voting, 1937.
Category: The 20th Century