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Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame....



Item # 623510

June 12, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 12, 1939.

* Cooperstown, New York
* National Baseball Hall of Fame dedication


The sport's section (page 24) has two column headings: "Centennial Today Depicts Stages In Evolution of Modern Baseball" "Notables to Attend Dedication of Museum, Hall of Fame and Doubleday Field at Cooperstown--10,000 Expected" (see) Nice to have in this famous NYC title.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The Hall of Fame was dedicated on June 12, 1939 by Lee Ferrick Andrews, grandson of Edward Clark, who was a founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Stephen C. Clark was owner of a local hotel and sought to bring tourists to Cooperstown, which had been damaged by the Great Depression, which significantly reduced the local tourist trade, and by Prohibition, which had devastated the local hops industry. A claim that U.S. Civil War hero Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown was instrumental in the early marketing of the Hall.

Category: The 20th Century

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