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Babe Ruth ties his own home run record...



Item # 647010

September 30, 1927

THE NEW YORK TIMES, A very notable pair of issues dated Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 1927 reporting Babe Ruth tying the home run record (his own), then breaking it the next day, a record that would stand until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961.

September 30: The sports page has a banner headline announcing: "Fans Acclaim Ruth as He Hits Two Homers and  ties Own Record; Cards Lose". The first column heads include: "Ruth Hits 2, Equals 1921 Homer Record" "Slams 58th in First Frame, then Gets 59th in Fifth with 3 Men on Bases" with more. There is also a very nice photo captioned: "Ruth's Most Serious Home Run Face" beneath with is a lengthy chart noting the dates & locations of each of his home runs in 1921 and 1927.

October 1: The sports page has a banner headline: "Home Run Record Falls as Ruth Hits 60th; Pirates Lose; Giants Out of Race". Also column heads: "Ruth Crashes 60th To Set New Record" "Babe Makes It a Real Field Day by Accounting for All Runs In 4-2 Victory" "1921 Mark of 59 Beaten" "Fans Go Wild..." and more (see).

Great to have both notable reports in the New York Times, home of the Yankees & the city where the events happened. Both issues are complete in 52 and 40 pages respectively, bit irregular at the blank spine from disbinding, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 265 (for release in December, 2017)...

Category: The 20th Century

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