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Lou Gehrig's 1,500th consecutive game.....
Item # 627719
September 26, 1934
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 26, 1934
* Lou Gehrig 1,500th straight game played
* New York Yankees - MLB baseball
* RMS Queen Mary launching
* Cunard Line ocean liner
The sport's section (page 27) has one column headings: "GEHRIG HITS 48TH AS YANKS WIN, 5-0" "Surpasses His Best Home-Run Mark in 1,500th Consecutive Game--Mates Top Athletics" with box scores. (see)
Page 9 has one column headings: "LINER 534 POISED FOR PLUNGE TODAY" "Giant Ship Creaks on Ways in Scotland as the Shoring Is Removed for Launching" "SAFETY DEVICES PREPARED" and more. (see) Coverage on the impending launch of the RMS Cunard Line Queen Mary. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Very nice condition.
Category: The 20th Century