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Macy's Day Parade...

Joe Dimaggio's 3rd MVP award...



Item # 647953

November 28, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 28, 1947 

* Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP award 
* New York Yankees - Yankee Clipper


This 46 page newspaper has a banner headline on page 36: "Joe DiMaggio Named Most Valuable American League Player for Third Time" with subheads that include: "YANKEE STAR LEADS WILLIAM BY POINT", "DiMaggio Selected for Player Award With Score of 202 by Baseball Writers" and more with nice photo of DiMaggio (see photos). Great to have in this famous NYC title.
Page 29 also has coverage of the annual Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade. The one column heading has: "2,000,000 THRILLED BY MACY'S PARADE", with subheads: "Gas-Filled Giants Prance Again to Delight of Throngs Who Forget Cold," "CLOWNS ADD TO THE FUN," and "Three Little Pigs, Peter Rabbit in the Line - Santa Claus Bestows a Greeting." Photos include a Gnome and a high-flying Panda (see last photo).
Other news, sport and advertisements of the day throughout. Rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes: Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr., was an American baseball player for the New York Yankees. He was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955. He was the middle of three brothers who each became major league center fielders, the others being Vince and Dom.

DiMaggio was a 3-time MVP winner and 13-time All-Star (the only player to be selected for the All-Star Game in every season he played). At the time of his retirement, he had the fifth-most career home runs (361) and sixth-highest slugging percentage (.579) in history. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15–July 16, 1941), a record that still stands. A 1969 poll conducted to coincide with the centennial of professional baseball voted him the sport's greatest living player
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Category: The 20th Century

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