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Larry Doby becomes 1st Negro to hit a HR in World Series history...



Item # 650918

October 10, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, sport's section only, October 10, 1948

* Larry Doby becomes 1st African American
* Home run in World Series history w/ photos
* Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Braves


The front page of this section has a banner headline: "INDIANS BEAT BRAVES, 2-1, FOR 3-1 LEAD IN WORLD SERIES" with subheads and three related photos, one showing Larry Doby crossing home plate after hitting run. More on page 7 of this section with another photo of Doby and box scores. First report coverage on game 4 of the World Series in which Larry Doby became the very 1st African American to hit a home run in the October classic.
Other sporting news of the day. Complete sport's section only with all 12 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century

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