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Walter Johnson's silver dollar throw...
Item # 642411
February 23, 1936
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 23, 1936
* Retired baseball Pitcher Walter Johnson
* Silver dollar throw - Rappahannock River
* President George Washington legend
The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Johnson Twice Throws a Dollar Across the Turbid Rappahannock" with subhead. (see) Lengthy 1st report coverage continues inside with 2 related photos.
Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 34 pages, rag edition in nice condition.
wikipedia notes: On George Washington's 204th birthday, retired baseball legend Walter Johnson replicated a feat attributed to Washington by throwing a silver dollar across the Rappahannock River. Though it remained in dispute whether Washington ever did such a thing, Johnson did prove that it could be done.
Category: The 20th Century