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Joe Louis heavyweight boxing title fight...



Item # 611137

January 26, 1939

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, January 26, 1939

* Joe Louis heavyweight boxing title fight
* Lou Gehrig signs contract with Yankees
* His last full season


The front page of the sport's section (inside) has a seven column headline: "Louis Shows No Mercy in First-Round Knockout" with subheads and photo. (see)
Also on the same page is a one column headline: "Gehrig Accepts a Salary Slash in Compromise" with small photo. This would be Gehrig's last full season as a player before his tragic health failure.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 22 pages, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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