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Jimmie Foxx 500th home run...
Item # 590473
September 25, 1940
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 25, 1940
* Jimmie Foxx 500th home run (2nd ever to do so)
* Boston Red Sox
This 56 page newspaper has small one column headline on page 36: "RED SOX TURN BACK ATHLETICS, 16-8, 4-3" and "Slam 4 Homers in Inning, Foxx Hitting 500th of Career" with box scores (see photos).
Other news, sports and various advertisements of the day throughout with much on World War II (pre U.S. involvement). Rag edition in great condition.
wikipedia notes: James Emory "Jimmie" Foxx (October 22, 1907 – July 21, 1967) (nicknamed Double X and The Beast) was an American first baseman and noted power hitter in Major League Baseball. Foxx was the second major league player to hit 500 career home runs, and at age 32 years 336 days, is the second youngest to reach that mark, behind Alex Rodriguez. His three career Most Valuable Player awards are tied for second all-time.
Category: The 20th Century