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Babe Ruth vs. Walter Johnson in 1942...



Item # 652912

August 24, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 24, 1942

* Famous Babe Ruth vs. Walter Johnson charity stunt
* Ruth hits home run


The sport's section (page 19) has a banner headline: "69,136 See Yanks Split Twin Bill; Gate for Service Funds Exceeds $80,000" with subheads that include: "Ruth, Johnson Turn Back Clock; Fans See What Made Them Click" and more with 2 nice related photos (see photos). First report coverage on the Babe Ruth vs. Walter Johnson charity pregame attraction for the Army and Navy fund during World War II. Great to have in this famous NYC title.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 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. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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