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Stage set for the 'Black Sox' World Series... Babe Ruth sets a new home run record...
Item # 646872
September 25, 1919
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 25, 1919
* Early Babe Ruth home run record w/ Boston Red Sox
* White Sox win pennant - World Series scandal set
A doubly notable issue in the world of baseball, as the top of the sports page (pg. 10) reports: "White Sox Nail American League Pennant And Quality To Meet Reds In World's Series", setting the stage for the infamous "Black Sox" World Series in which members of the Chicago team would be charged with conspiring to throw the games.
The report includes lengthy text on their pennant-winning season, plus a summary of the game and the box score under smaller heads: "Jackson's Hit Settles Game" "Scores Seibold with Run That Gives White Sox Victory Over Browns".
Also of special note is a column headline: "Ruth Wallops Out His 28th Home Run" breaking the record of 27 set in 1884, with subheads: "Terrific Crash Over the Polo Grounds Stands Sets New World's Record" "Yanks Split With Red Sox" and more. He would hit one more for a record-setting 29 homers in one season, only to break that record the following year (54), and again in 1921 (59) and then finally the long-standing record of 60 homers in the 1927 season.
Complete in 32 pages, disbound with a bit of irregularity at the blank spine margin, very nice, clean condition.
Category: The 20th Century