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655718

The legendary "called shot" home run by Babe Ruth, in a Chicago newspaper...

Item #655718

October 02, 1932

CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, October 2, 1932 



* Babe Ruth's called shot (first report)

* New York Yankees World Series (game 3)

* Chicago Cubs - Wrigley Field

* Best title to be had - very rare




This could well be the most desired newspaper in baseball history. This edition reports the famous Babe Ruth "called shot" home run in the 1932 World Series.

As a bit of background, ... See More  

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$8,750.00
671291

Establishing the rules of cricket... A premier report...

Item #671291

July 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789   The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads: "This game, at present so fashionable, and at all time... See More  

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$2,600.00
658251

Rare title from the Revolutionary War...

Item #658251

December 23, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, December 23, 1779 



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 41.

The front page begins with the conclusion of: "A Plan for Reducing New England by the... See More  

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$998.00
661067

(9 issues) Chicago Black Sox - entire 1919 World Series....

Item #661067

October 02, 1919

* Chicago White (Black) Sox

* Cincinnati Reds - World Series

* Black Sox Scandal complete set




THE NEW YORK TIMES, a complete set of all 8 games of the infamous 1919 Major League Baseball World Series between the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds, to become known as the "Black Sox" series due to the alleged corruption of the White Sox team to throw the series.

This s
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$655.00
640046

Jim Thorpe at the 1912 Olympics....

Item #640046

July 19, 1912

VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 19, 1912  Although legendary athlete Jim Thorpe was born & grew up in Oklahoma, he has very close ties with the city of Carlisle. It was in 1904 when Thorpe attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School that his incredible athletic prowess was discovered by "Pop" Warner, one of the most influential coaches in early football history.... See More  

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$635.00
662286

Battle of Bennington, and so much more...

Item #662286

January 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* Battle of Bennington & much more




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead... See More  

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$545.00
665811

Babe Ruth is sold to the Yankees...

Item #665811

January 06, 1920

THE CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Jan. 6, 1920 



* Babe Ruth sold to New York Yankees

* Historic baseball first report




The sport's section has one of the more notable reports in the history of Major League Baseball, the sale of Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees.

The top of page 13 has a nice banner headline: "NEW YORK YANKEES BUY BABE RUTH FROM BOSTON RED SOX" with subheads and ... See More  

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646813

Ruth slams 3 homers in one World Series game...

Item #646813

October 07, 1926

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 7, 1926 



* Babe Ruth hits 3 home runs

* World Series of baseball

* New York Yankees

* Best title to be had ?




In the annals of World Series history one of the outstanding events remains Babe Ruth hitting three home runs in the fourth game of the 1926 World Series. That event is reported in this issue, and terrific to have in the New York Times.

The top of the... See More  

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666260

The yacht 'America' wins the first of what will become the America's Cup race...

Item #666260

August 25, 1851

THE TIMES, London, Aug. 25, 1851 



* 1st America's Cup

* Yacht "America" wins




Nearly half of page 5 is taken up with very detailed accounts of: "The Cowes Regatta" in England, which would become known as the famed America's Cup race.

This was the very first of this iconic race, and since won by the yacht "America" it would forever become known as t... See More  

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$475.00
640043

Jim Thorpe wins Olympic gold... In a Carlisle newspaper...

Item #640043

July 09, 1912

VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1912  Although legendary athlete Jim Thorpe was born & grew up in Oklahoma, he has very close ties with the city of Carlisle. It was in 1904 when Thorpe attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School that his incredible athletic prowess was discovered by "Pop" Warner, one of the most influential coaches in early football history. ... See More  

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$425.00
662472

Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest man alive" day...

Item #662472

July 05, 1939

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, July 5, 1939 



* Lou Gehrig day at Yankee Stadium - Yankees

* Famous 'luckiest man on the face of the earth' speech fame




This date will remain one of the most coveted by baseball fans, one of the most notable & heart-warming events in the annals of baseball history.

The bottom of the front page of the sport's section (inside) has a two column ph... See More  

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661889

Lou Gehrig's farewell to baseball...

Item #661889

July 05, 1939

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, July 5, 1939 



* Lou Gehrig day at Yankee Stadium - Yankees

* Famous 'luckiest man on the face of the earth' speech

* Best title to be had - very rare as such




This issue will remain one of the most coveted by baseball fans, as it reports--from the city where it happened--one of the most notable & heart-warming events in the annals of baseball histor... See More  

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$420.00
656270

Jack 'Machine Gun' McGurn assassinated...

Item #656270

February 15, 1936

CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, February 15, 1936 



* Jack 'Machine Gun' McGurn assassination

* St. Valentine's Day Massacre fame

* Al 'Scarface' Capone hit man

* Best title to be had - very rare as such




The front page has a nice banner headline: " 'MACHINE GUN' M'GURN SLAIN" with a column headline: "Capone Chief Shot Down in Bowling Alley&q... See More  

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662880

Hometown newspaper reports: Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak begins, is established, and ends...

Item #662880

July 18, 1941

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, a trio of issues for May 16,  July 17 and 18, 1941 



* Joe DiMaggio's famous hitting streak

* It begins - breaks record - and ending

* New York Yankees - MLB baseball




The sports page of May 16 has a report on the game with the Chicago White Sox, noting a 13-1 defeat, but also including the box score which shows Joe DiMaggio had a hit. Also a neat subhe... See More  

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175042

Terrific Nast Santa issue...

Item #175042

December 26, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1885  The full ftpg. is a famous Thomas Nast Christmas print: "Peace and Good Will Ringing In The Air -- Ding! Dong!!" showing two Santa Claus prints (see). Prints within include: "The Meet Of a Canadian Show-Shoe Club" and a great doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast: "A Christmas Box" showing Santa Claus coming up from it... See More  

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175220

Terrific baseball centerfold print: "Thrown Out On Second" ...

Item #175220

September 10, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 10, 1887  The full ftpg. is a Zogbaum print: "Mars & Venus at Fortress Monroe". A full page has many scenes of Castine captioned: "An Old Maine; Seaport". Another full page has 6 prints of: "The Annual Meet of the American Canoe Association".

But by far the best print in this issue is the terrific double page centerfo... See More  

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175312

One of the most desired baseball prints...

Item #175312

July 28, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 28, 1888  The entire front page is taken up with one of the best 19th century baseball prints to be found, showing a batter, catcher & umpire captioned: "A Ball Or A Strike--Which?" drawn by T. de Thurstrup.

There are also many other prints within this issue including a fullpg. with 6 vignettes: "View of Town & Country in Honduras... See More  

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655437

Very significant baseball print...

Item #655437

July 01, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, July 1, 1865  Perhaps the best & most desired print is the very nice half pg. vertical print captioned: "Grand Match Between the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia, & the Resolute Club of Brooklyn, N.Y....at the Union Ground, Brooklyn.". This shows a game in progress, including the full panorama of the field with a cro... See More  

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175080

Great baseball print...

Item #175080

May 08, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886  The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a fullpg: "Unveiling the Statue of Senator H... See More  

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638261

Terrific & displayable baseball print...

Item #638261

May 08, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886 



* Great 19th century baseball print



The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a full ... See More  

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646896

Very rare baseball newspaper...

Item #646896

July 09, 1886

OFFICIAL (Baseball) RECORD, New York, July 9, 1886  This is a volume two issue of a very rare & historically important baseball newspaper, the very first daily sports newspaper dedicated entirely to the national game of professional baseball. 

Although the masthead reads: "Official Record" the title at the top of pages 2, 3 & 4 reads: "Official Baseball Record&quo... See More  

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668246

Rare sporting newspaper...

Item #668246

March 19, 1892

SPORTING ITEM, Philadelphia, March 19, 1892 



* Very rare publication



A quite rare title, the first we have seen and this is the vol. 1 #7 issue. The Library of Congress has no record of it, and Gregory's "Union List of American Newspapers" has no mention of this title. The masthead is large & features vignettes of many sports.

A folio size, 8 page newspaper totally fo... See More  

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671223

Rare period print of the yacht America after having just won the famous race...

Item #671223

October 25, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Oct. 25, 1851  The front page features a nice print of the yacht: "The America", which to our knowledge is the only period print of the racing yacht America having just won the historic race against 14 other competitors. A similar print appears is the Illus. London News but it was from before the race. It would be this yacht, in this 1851 reg... See More  

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671235

Mets win the World Series...

Item #671235

October 17, 1969

DAILY NEWS, New York, Oct. 17, 1969  This would have to be one of the iconic sports reports of the 20th century, the entire front page taken up with a celebratory crowd at the stadium with the words: "WORLD CHAMPS ! " dropped out of the photo. The Major League Baseball World Series victory by the New York Mets in 1969 was a legendary one, and great to have the report in this famous ... See More  

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175006

One of the best baseball prints to be had...

Item #175006

August 22, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 22, 1885  Many nice prints in this issue, but certainly the prime piece is the terrific full page baseball print by T. deThulstrup captioned: "The Winning Run--How Is It, Umpire?" being a dramatic print of a runner sliding into home plate showing the catcher, umpire and several players in the field (see). This is one of the best baseball prints ... See More  

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633634

Knute Rockne named Notre Dame coach...

Item #633634

February 21, 1918

NEW YORK TIMES, February 21, 1918 



* Knute Rockne named head coach

* Note Dame Fighting Irish

* NCAA college football






Here is a terrific report for any Notre Dame fan. A small one column headlines near the bottom of page 12 announces: "NEW NOTRE DAME COACH" "Rockne Appointed to Succeed Harper as Athletic Director" which tells of the hiring of Knute Rockne as the... See More  

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653500

Rare baseball newspaper from 1886...

Item #653500

August 13, 1886

OFFICIAL RECORD, New York, Aug. 13, 1886  This is a volume two issue of a very rare & historically important baseball newspaper, the very first daily sports newspaper dedicated entirely to the national game of professional baseball. 

Although the masthead reads: "Official Record" the title at the top of pages 2, 3 & 4 reads: "Official Baseball Record". This i... See More  

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656372

Landis to determine if indicted players are banned or not...

Item #656372

February 14, 1921

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 14, 1921  The top of page 18 begins with column heads: "BASEBALL GATES FOREVER CLOSED TO INDICTED SOX". Included is a small photo of "Judge K.M. Landis, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball.

This concerns the infamous Black Sox scandal of the 1919 Major League Baseball World Series

The article notes in part: "It is the opinion of many bas... See More  

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660545

Edison invents the phonograph... Baseball science...

Item #660545

November 17, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 17, 1877 



* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor

* Early baseball science




A page 2 article headed: "A Wonderful Invention--Speech Capable Of Indefinite Repetition From Automatic Records" reports this about Edison's latest invention: "...The possibility is simply startling...a strip of indented paper tr
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646399

From the middle of the Revolutionary War...

Item #646399

December 22, 1779

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Dec. 22, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War



The ftpg. has a report from London which includes: "...a captain of a regiment was examined...charged with holding a traitorous correspondence with the Americans...".

Page 2 has an item noting: "...have an account from New York that 4000 troops lately embarked there, a second time, & were... See More  

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661233

Lou Gehrig learns he has ALS, ending his stellar career...

Item #661233

June 21, 1939

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, June 21, 1939 



* Lou Gehrig ends baseball career

* Infantile Paralysis - New York Yankees

* Best title to be had ? (rare as such)




The front pages has a six column headline announcing: "Gehrig Has Paralyzing Illness" as well as a photo of him headed: "Doctors Find Him Through as Player" and "Veteran Yankee Appears in Good Spirits When H... See More  

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173748

Winslow Homer... 'The Nooning" (shows young boys w/ hound dog)...

Item #173748

August 16, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 16, 1873  The front page features the portrait of John Tyndall with accompany article. Full page illustrations are: 'Town and Country' and 'Giving the Chicks A Dip' shows children swimming. Contains the full page famous Homer print: 'The Nooning' shows young boys with a hound dog.

Supplement: Nearly full page: 'Interior of a J... See More  

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173592

Victoria Woodhull as the devil...

Item #173592

February 17, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 17, 1872 This issue features a full page Thomas Nast print in which he portrays Victoria Woodhull as the devil, captioned: 'Get Thee Behind Me, Mrs. Satan!'  Not shown in the photo here is an unhappy woman who '...in climbing the rugged hill of life is compelled to bear alone the burden of a drunken husband & her little children.', who i... See More  

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173860

Winslow Homer's "Seesaw--Gloucester..." - Also - "Red Stockings vs. Athletics" in London...

Item #173860

September 12, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1874  Although there are many very nice prints within this complete, 16 page issue, by far the most desired is the very nice full page print by Winslow Homer titled: "Seesaw--Gloucester, Massachusetts".

Also included in this issue is a nice fullpg. print: "The American Baseball Players in England--Match between the Red Stockings and... See More  

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645150

Magic Johnson drafted 1st in the NBA...

Item #645150

June 26, 1979

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 26, 1979



* Earvin "Magic" Johnson drafted

* NBA basketball - Los Angeles Lakers

* Best title to be had ?




The front page of the sport's section (inside) has a two column heading: "Lakers Take 3-Point Stance in NBA Draft" with subhead. (see) First report coverage continues on page 6. Page 7 under "Basketball" has the list of the first... See More  

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645266

The very beginning of the O.J. Simpson media circus...

Item #645266

June 14, 1994

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 14, 1994 



* Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson & Ron Goldman

* Football great O. J. Simpson a suspect ?

* First report from the city where it happened




The significance of this issue is the relatively inconspicuous report on the front page with just a one column heading: "O.J. Simpson's Ex-Wife, Man Found Slain", in a newspaper from the city where... See More  

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647865

Seventeen year-old Lou Gehrig leads his high school team to the championship...

Item #647865

June 19, 1920

NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1920 



* Very early Lou Gehrig

* Brooklyn High School star




A very significant issue for any Lou Gehrig collector as this newspaper contains the very first  mention of Lou Gehrig for his baseball prowess (one earlier mention was for football) in this venerable newspaper.

Page 17 contains a rather short report headed: "Title For Commerce Nine" &quo... See More  

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661559

The 1914 World Series... Boston Braves vs. Philadelphia Athletics...

Item #661559

October 08, 1914

THE OMAHA EVENING BEE, Omaha, Nebraska, October 8 - 10, 12-13, 1914



* Boston Braves (Atlanta)

* Philadelphia Athletics

* World Series of baseball

* Complete set for all games




This is a five-issue set (the 11th was a Sunday and no issue was printed) pertaining to the 1914 World Series between the Boston Braves and Philadelphia Athletics which was the first four-game sweep in World Series h... See More  

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661612

DiMaggio's historic hitting streak ends at 56...

Item #661612

July 18, 1941

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, July 18, 1941 



* Joe MiMaggio - New York Yankees

* Historic game hitting streak ends w/ 56

* Best title to be had from NYC ?




The top of the sports page has a 6 column head announcing: "Snapping of DiMaggio String Fails to Halt Yanks" with one of the subheads noting; "Jolting Joe Held Hitless After 56 Consecutive Contests". The text begins: ... See More  

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206228

The Philadelphia Collection I

Item #206228

September 01, 1866

Harper's Weekly, various dates from September 1, 1866 through November 18, 1876. This is a six issue set of Harper's Weekly containing various prints pertaining to events and/or buildings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.  This is a great set of issues for anyone interested in Philadelphia, PA, early U.S. ... See More  

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$222.00
176000

Death of Frederick Douglass...

Item #176000

March 02, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 2, 1895  Certainly the prime content in this issue is not just the page 6 article: "Death of Frederick Douglass" which takes over three-quarters of the first column, but the related illustration of him appearing on page 4 which takes one-third of the page, captioned: "Frederick Douglass, Died Feb. 20, 1895" (see).

The full front page i... See More  

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644340

The National League of baseball is created...

Item #644340

February 07, 1876

NEW-YORK TIMES, Feb. 7, 1876  On page 2 under "Base-Ball" is a report about a meeting held in New York resulting in the establishment of the National League. It begins: "A meeting of the managers of all the professional base-ball organizations in the country, excepting the Philadelphia Club, was held at the Grand Central Hotel on Wednesday, Feb. 2..." The
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172360

First world championship boxing match: Heenan vs. Sayers...

Item #172360

May 05, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 5, 1860  The prime feature of this issue would have to be the great doublepage centerfold print captioned: "Bloody, Brutal, and Blackguard Prize-Fight In England, Between Heenan and Sayers, On April 17, 1860" which shows hundreds of spectators.

This historic boxing match is considered the very first world boxing championship. It is a terrific boxi... See More  

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664676

Disease ends Lou Gehrig's career... Yankees...

Item #664676

June 22, 1939

NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1939 



* Lou Gehrig ends baseball career

* Infantile Paralysis - New York Yankees

* Best title to be had ? (rare as such)




A six column headline on page 26 announces: "Gehrig's Career as Player Ended by Infantile Paralysis" with one column subheads: "Activity Is Barred By Clinic's Report" "Gehrig Will Be Required Conserve Energy-... See More  

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173838

Great baseball print...

Item #173838

June 27, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 27, 1874  Within this complete issue is a great full page print captioned: "International Baseball--The Boston Champions" showing the entire team in uniform. The name of each player is captioned below, the list including Al Spaulding and James O'Rourke among others. A related article as well. A great companion issue to join the 2004 Boston cha... See More  

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173318

Baseball: the Red Stocking Club...

Item #173318

July 03, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 3, 1869  The front page features an article on "Henry J. Raymond" with a large illustration of him. A fullpage illustration "Peace - Finale, Boston, June, 1869".

Perhaps the best print is a very nice half page: 'The Picked Nine of the Red Stocking Baseball Club, Cincinnati' showing ten players in uniform with some equipment.

An... See More  

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670255

Red Sox win the 1915 World Series...

Item #670255

October 13, 1915

FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Massachusetts, Oct. 13, 1915  A nice banner headline announces that the Boston Red Sox defeated the Philadelphia Phillies to win the 1915 World Series: "RED SOX WIN 5-4; TAKE SERIES" with the first column containing he box score of the final game.

The front page coverage also includes an inning-by-inning account of the game. There is additional reporting o... See More  

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173422

Great print of a baseball game in progress...

Item #173422

July 02, 1870

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 2, 1870  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the upper half of a doublepage centerfold which shows an expansive view of a baseball game in progress, between the Brooklyn Atlantics and the Cincinnati Red Stockings. The caption reads: "Base Ball.--The Match Between the 'Red Stockings' and the 'Atlantics' " In this historic g... See More  

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653325

Great print of a baseball game in progress...

Item #653325

July 02, 1870

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 2, 1870 



* Early baseball action print



Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the upper half of a doublepage centerfold which shows an expansive view of a baseball game in progress, between the Brooklyn Atlantics and the Cincinnati Red Stockings. The caption reads: "Base Ball.--The Match Between the 'Red Stockings' and the 'Atla... See More  

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656368

Prosecution asks for jail time for 'Black Sox' players...

Item #656368

July 30, 1921

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 30, 1921 



* Chicago White (Black) Sox scandal 

* Baseball World Series fix trial

* Best title to be had ? rare as such




As the infamous Black Sox scandal comes to its conclusion (final arguments in the trial were the day before), the ftpg. of the sports section has an interesting article headed: "Asks Conviction Of 'Black Sox' On Their Own ... See More  

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