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Babe Ruth plays his second professional baseball game...



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July 17, 1914

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Boston, July 17, 1914 

* Babe Ruth as a pitcher
* Boston Red Sox vs. Tigers
* Second ever MLB baseball game
* Best title to be had ? - rare as such


Page 3 has a report on the baseball game between Detroit and Boston for that day with small heading: "Detroit Wins Opener from Red Sox" and which includes the text: "Boston started Ruth against Detroit, and he remained until the fourth...". (see image) This was just the second professional baseball game in which Babe Ruth played, and great to have this report--albeit rather inconspicuous--in a Boston newspaper. Very rare as such. The young 19 year old Ruth did not fare well in this game and therefore not play again until a few months later.
Twelve pages, a few binding holes along the spine, piece torn away at the bottom left corner (see), light toning, should be handled with care.

Category: The 20th Century

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