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Lou Boudreau suspended from Illinois sports....
Item # 652357
February 3, 1938
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 3, 1938
* Lou Boudreau suspended
* University of Illinois sports
* Cleveland Indians - MLB
The sport's section (page 27) has a banner headline: "Illinois Suspends Its Basketball Captain Over Deal With Cleveland Indians" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 44 pages, rag edition in nice condition.
wikipedia notes: While still at Illinois, Cleveland Indians general manager Cy Slapnicka paid him an undisclosed sum in return for agreeing to play baseball for the Indians after he graduated. His father complained to the Big Ten Conference, and league officials ruled him ineligible for collegiate sports. During his senior year at Illinois, he played pro basketball with the Hammond Ciesar All-Americans of the National Basketball League.
Category: The 20th Century