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1918 World Series - opening game...



Item # 628960

September 5, 1918

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Taunton, Massachusetts, September 6, 1918  The front page has a column-wide headline "OPENING GAME FINE SAMPLE OF REAL BALL" with subhead "The Sox Have the Jump, But the Cubs Are Far From Being Down-Hearted -- Figure That Their Hardest Test is Over". Box scores and attendance information is on the Sports page.
Other news of the day, sports and advertisements are within.
Complete in twelve pages with a slightly irregular left spine and small binding holes, some chipping along the bottom edge, otherwise in good condition. Must be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: Game 1 of the 1918 World Series marked the first time "The Star Spangled Banner" was performed at a major league game. During the seventh inning stretch, the band began playing the song due to the fact the country was involved in World War I. Though the song was not named the national anthem until 1931, this game marked the first time it was played in any venue. The winning pitcher of Game 1 was none other than Babe Ruth, who pitched a shutout.

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