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Joe Dimaggio nears the end of his hitting streak...



Item # 647458

July 16, 1941

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 16, 1941

* Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak nears the end
* New York Yankees - Major league baseball

The sports section (page 21) has a five column headline proclaiming: "DiMaggio Streak Reaches 55 as Yanks Triumph" with various subheads and box scores. (see) Joe DiMaggio would extend his hitting streak to just one more game (56), where it would end.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 38 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, 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. A little spine residue from disbinding, great condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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