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Babr Ruth HR record in 1919.... Red Sox...

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August 15, 1919

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 15, 1919 

* Early Babe Ruth home run record (AL) 
* Boston Red Sox 
* Major league baseball

This 28 page newspaper has small one column headings on page 16: "White Sox Badly Beaten"
"Boston Pounds Cicotte from Box and Wins, 15-6"

with box scores (see photos). Text includes: "The feature of the game was the hitting of Ruth's Seventeenth home run" Though not mentioned here, this home run broke the American League record for most in a season at the time. The following month he would break the MLB record with 29 home runs. This was probably Babe Ruth's 1st home run record early in his career with the Boston Red Sox. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Light browning, a little margin wear and tear, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.

Category: The 20th Century

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