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Hank Aaron's 715th Home Run... tops Babe Ruth...

Item #656228

April 10, 1974

NEW YORK TIMES, April 10, 1974 

* Hank Aaron home run #715

* Breaks Babe Ruth's record

* Atlanta Braves - MLB

The sport's section (page 24) has a two column heading: "Aaron Hits 715th Homer, Breaking Ruth's Record" with box scores and related photo. More on page 23. Lengthy text. 1st report coverage on Hank Aaron passing Babe Ruth for the most career home runs by... See More  

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Chicago Bear wins 1941 NFL title...

Item #661331

December 22, 1941

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, December 22, 1941 

* Chicago Bears win NFL pro football championship

* Just after the bombing of Pearl Harbor - WWII era

The sport's section (page 21) has a six column headline: "Power, Weight, Spirit Crown Bears Grid Kings" with subheads, related photo and stats. First report coverage on the Chicago Bears winning the National Football League cha... See More  

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Skating in Central Park... "Backgammon", by Winslow Homer...

Item #174116

February 24, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY February 24, 1877. Full front pg. Nast illus. of "A Jewel Among Swine." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "St. Valentine's Day in Merrie Old England." Full pg. illus. of "Skating in Central Park." Dblpgctrfld. containing several illus. pertaining to "The Water Color Exhibition, at the National Academy of Design, New York - Sketches of Some of... See More  

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Paul Hornung wins Heisman Trophy... Oklahoma Sooners...

Item #636420

December 05, 1956

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 5, 1956

* Paul Hornung wins Heisman Trophy

* Notre Dame Fighting Irish college football

* Oklahoma Sooners declared National Champions

The sport's section (page 55) has a banner headline: "Hornung of Notre Dame Wins Heisman Trophy as Leading Football Player" First report coverage on Paul Hornung winning the Heisman Trophy.

Also on the same page i... See More  

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The "Subway Series"...

Yankees Win 1941 World Series...

Item #582032

October 07, 1941

THE NEWS AND OBSERVER, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 7, 1941

* New York Yankees win world series championship

* Brooklyn Dodgers

* Subway series

This 14 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page:

"World Series title Goes To Mighty Yankees Again"

with subhead: "Brooklyn Dodgers Go Down To Final Defeat, 3 to 1, In Turbulent Battle"

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America's Cup... Indian warfare...

Item #175226

October 01, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 1, 1887  Front full pg. illus. of "Jonathan and Sandy" (re: America's Cup). Inside is a full pg. illus. containing many illus. pertaining to "Pictures from Holland." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "George L. Watson, Designer of the "Thistle" and "Edward Burgess, Designer of the "Volunteer."

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Tarpon fishing... Baseball prints in the Supplement...

Item #175496

May 03, 1890

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 3, 1890  The standard portion of this issue (the first 8 images) has some nice prints which include a full ftpg: "Working A Hotchkiss Gun", a nice full page: "Tarpon Fishing", another fullpg. view of: "La Salle Street, Chicago..." "Clinton Hall, Astor Place, New York. The doublepage centerfold is: "Antony Van Corlear, ... See More  

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The Alaskan gold fields...

Item #176496

December 02, 1899

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 2, 1899  The front page has an illustration of: "Thanksgiving in the Olden Time--Reading the Governor's Proclamation".

There is a full page with photos of: "The Anglo-Boer-Struggle--Wartime Scenes in South Africa" and a full page of text with 3 photos of: "The Gold Fields at Cape Nome, Alaska". The doublepage centerfol... See More  

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Don Drysdale in World Series... Dodgers vs. Yankees... with photo...

Item #661623

October 06, 1963

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, October 6, 1963  The front page has a three column-wide, two line head "Los Angeles Does It Again With More Great Pitching, 1-0" with an accompanying photo of pitcher Don Drysdale and outfielder Tommy Davis with a header "Big D's Do It for Dodgers". Further coverage is on the front page of the Sports Section with a he... See More  

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Much on Ulysses S. Grant...

Item #176226

May 01, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 1, 1897  Across the top is: 'GRANT MEMORIAL NUMBER' Full ftpg: 'The Tomb of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant--Interior View'. Halfpg. shows his funeral, plus a great 3/4 pg. print of 'Ulysses S. Grant'. Great doublepage centerfold: 'The Tomb of Grant, Riverside Drive, N.Y.'. Many more scenes and photos from his life. Halfpg. racquetball ... See More  

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Baseball star Bob Feller...

Item #555780

August 24, 1940

LIBERTY magazine, New York, August 24, 1940  The color cover of this issue has an illustration of a what appears to be the bombing of large city with Hitler's image in the background. (see photo). There is an article inside "Lighting in the Night - a Story of the Invasion of America".Within this issue is an article titled "Miracle Kid" which is about Bob Feller --... See More  

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Cripple Creek, Colorado...

Item #176204

February 13, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 13, 1897  Inside has a fullpg. with 5 photos of 'The New Cripple Creek, Showing the Town's Rapid Recovery from the Disastrous Fires'.

Doublepage centerfold is a nice view of: 'The Development of Morningside Hgts.', New York City'. Fullpg. with 7 photos: 'Cuban Insurrection--After the Attack on Bayamo & Ft. El Guamo'&... See More  

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First mention (?) of Jackie Robinson in 1939...

Item #676739

October 29, 1939

CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, section 2 (sports) only, Oct. 29, 1939

* Jackie Robinson 1st mention (?) on the national stage

* UCLA Bruins college football

* 1st Negro in MLB baseball fame

This is a significant issue for any Jackie Robinson collector, as this is the very first mention of him in the prestigious Chicago Daily Tribune. The report is actually of a U.C.L.A. football game as he was a ... See More  

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Item #172056

June 13, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 13, 1857  The front page features a 1/4 pg. illustration of "Sir E. Bulwer Lytton" with accompanying article. Inside illustration of "Rembrandt Peale". Many illustrations of "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" including: "Modern Gaza," "Ruins of Askelon," "Plain of Ashdad," "Ludd (ancient Lydda),&qu... See More  

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Death of Joe DiMaggio in a New York City newspaper...

Item #622107

March 09, 1999

DAILY NEWS, New York City, March 9, 1999  This is the "National Edition" with the very nice, full front page memorial to Joe DiMaggio who had just died, with a special "wrap-around" cover sheet with his photo from an earlier year with the New York Yankees. Great to have this report in a New York City newspaper.

The "wrap-around", is exclusively on DiMaggio &... See More  

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Lou Gehrig breaks consecutive game record...

Item #680598

August 18, 1933

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, August 18, 1933

* Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record

* New York Yankees - MLB baseball

This 30 page newspaper has two column headlines in the sport's section (pg. 26): "Lou Gehrig Smashes Record, Is Honored by League Head", "Durable Yankee First Sacker Plays in 1308th Consecutive Game to Surpass Scott's Old Mark...&q... See More  

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Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series....

Item #660573

October 30, 2008

YORK DAILY RECORD, October 30, 2008  The front page has a photo of the Phillies' players celebrating with the heading "At long last". More coverage in the sports section includes the following headings: "The wait was 28 years. What was another 46 hours? Phinally...'We did it!'", "No joke: The Phillies sit atop the baseball world.", and "A perfect... See More  

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Gene Tunney defends heavyweight boxing championship...

Item #642059

July 27, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 27, 1928

* Gene Tunney defeats Tom Heeney

* World's heavyweight boxing title

* Last fight before retirement (3 days later)

The top of the front page has a two column headline: "TUNNEY SCORES KNOCKOUT OVER HEENEY IN ELEVENTH; ONLY 50,000 SEE THE BATTLE" with subheads. (see) Much more in the sport's section with headlines, photos and round by r... See More  

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Golfer Bobby Jones loses in 1929...

Item #552053

September 05, 1929

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, Albany, New York, September 5, 1929  This 36 page issue has two column headlines on the front page: "JONES LOSES GOLF TITLE; OTHER STARS ELIMINATED" "Atlantan Beaten by Omaha Youth Who Drops Next Match; Crowns Clatter All Over Pebble Beach, Cal.".

More on page 21 with banner headline, subheads, photo and stats. (see photos)

Few binding slits alon... See More  

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Terry Bradshaw drafted... Pittsburgh Steelers...

Item #581408

January 28, 1970

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Springfield, Massachusetts, January 28, 1970  This 40 page newspaper has a banner headline on page 28: "Bradshaw First, Owens 19th in Pro Grid Draft" with subhead: "No. 1 Pick Once a Reject" and photo of Bradshaw. Tells of the NFL draft in which Terry Bradshaw was the first pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The final piece of the puzzle for a future ... See More  

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Mr. August Belmont.... Polo... James Montgomery Flagg print...

Item #177529

July 17, 1909

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 17, 1909  The front page of this issue has an illustration of "The Old Guard" by Hy. S. Watson.

This issue has a photo spread of "Celebrities Do Honor to Champlain"; "A Triumph for American Sport"; "The Winning of the American Polo Cup in England"; and there is "A Recent Portrait of Mr. August Belmont.&qu... See More  

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Charles Dickens...

Illicit Distillation (moonshine) in the South... Central Pacific Railroad...

Item #173152

December 07, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 7, 1867 Five views of scenes on the Central Pacific R.R. Two illustrations 'Illicit Distillation of Liquors' in the South. Nice halfpg: 'Charles Dickens as He Appears When Reading' shows him on stage. 'Fullpg: 'Elephant Hunting in Africa'.

Complete in sixteen pages.

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Jess Williard... Jack Johnson...

Item #608832

April 07, 1915

FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Massachusetts, April 7, 1915 

* Jess Williard  - "The Great White Hope" 

* Jack Johnson  

* Heavyweight boxing title fight (post-fight reporting)

Page 6 has an article headed: "JESS WILLARD IS ON HIS WAY HOME" "Great Crowd at Havana Dock Delays Sailing of Steamer; Johnson Remains Behind" See image for t... See More  

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Jesse Owens wins olympic gold in 1936....

Item #680481

August 04, 1936

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, August 4, 1936

* Jesse Owens Olympic gold 

* United States dominance 

* In front of Adolph Hitler & Reich

This 18 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "JESSE OWENS BREAKS BROAD JUMP RECORD" "Leaps 26 Feet 5 1-3 Inches Beating Record of Edward Hamm in 1928". More Olympic news ... See More  

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California's horse show...

Item #175984

January 05, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 5, 1895  Two small front pg. illus. pertaining to the story "The Red Cockade." Inside are two small portraits of "Stanley J. Weyman" and "John McBride." Two 1/4 pg. illus. pertaining to "The Capture of Port Arthur by the Japanese Forces - Views Taken During the Battle." Two 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Lexow Investi... See More  

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Heading towards the Klondike...

Item #176266

September 18, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 18, 1897  Full ftpg: 'On the Way to the Klondike Gold-Fields--A Night Scene on a Freighter from Vancouver to Skagway'. four photos of: 'Boston's New Subway for Street Railway Cars'. Nice fullpg. with 12 photos of: 'On the Way to the Klondike Gold Fields' by steamship, from Vancouver to Juneau. Fullpg: 'Military Sharpshoo... See More  

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Henry Mills Alden's 70th Birthday... Mark Twain....

Item #177423

December 15, 1906

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 15, 1906  This issue is in two parts. Part 1 includes a front page illustration,"'Merry Christmas'" by W. B. King. There are many illustrations stories and poems including "The Night-Watchman's Christmas Eve" by Edwin B. Child; "The Sudden-Wealths Hold a Christmas-Morning Shooting-party at Castle Billions&quo
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Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty... The Greely expedition...

Item #174898

August 09, 1884

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 9, 1884  Front page print: "Lieutenant A. W. Greely". Full page with 4 scenes: "Pelham Park, New York". Two full pages on "The Rescue of the Greely Expedition".

A very nice fullpg. illus. of "The Bartholdi Statue of Liberty--Beginning the Work of Removal" of the scaffolding, showing half of it above the rooftops. 2... See More  

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Prints regarding Charleston, South Carolina...

Item #172434

January 19, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 19, 1861  The front page has 4 prints: "Hon. Francis W. Pickens, Governor of South Carolina" "Hon. Judge Magrath, Sec. of State of South Carolina" "Rev. Dr. Bachman Who Asked a Blessing on the Secession Ordinance" and "The Charleston Zouaves". Prints inside include: "Mr. Rarey and Cruiser (horse)"; a: &qu... See More  

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Glenn Curtiss sets flight record...

Item #177532

June 11, 1910

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 11, 1910  Full front page photo headed: "Curtiss' Great Flight" and captioned: "The Hammondsport aviator passing above West Point on his extraordinary flight down the Hudson from Albany to Governors Island." Inside page has seven more photos, and a report about Curtiss' record flight for "heavier-than-air machines"... See More  

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Pete Rose breaks MLB hits record...

Item #566812

September 12, 1985

KANSAS CITY KANSAN, Kansas, September 12, 1985 

* Pete Rose - Cincinnati Reds 

* Breaks Ty Cobb record 

This 10 page newspaper has a banner headline on page 5: "Bye, Bye, Ty; Rose owns all-time mark" which of course tells of Pete Rose breaking the all time MLB baseball hits record that was held by Ty Cobb.

Other news of the day. Very nice condition save for a ... See More  

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Estelle Taylor supports Jack Dempsey after loss...

Item #621963

September 30, 1926

THE NEWS, Cleveland, Ohio, September 30, 1926

* Re: Jack Dempsey's defeat at the hands of Gene Tunney

* Estelle Taylor, his actress wife, supports him

* Boxing history

The front page has a one column head: "Estelle Is Still True to Dempsey," with the subhead: "Doesn't Know Difference Between Upper Cut and Lower Cut, But Hopes He'll Stay In The Fight Game." I... See More  

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Uncle Sam political cartoon...

Item #176192

January 02, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1897  The front page has a full page political cartoon which includes Uncle Sam by W. A. Rogers titled: "Getting Monotonous". Two full pages with many photos of: 'The Revolt in the Philippine Is., Scenes in Manila'. One-third pg: 'Bird's-Eye View of the Tenn. Centennial Expo.' plus a nice fullpg. of the Centennial Expo at... See More  

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James Montgomery Flagg print...

Two Thanksgiving-themed prints...

Item #177544

November 27, 1909

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 27, 1909 (no color cover)

This issue has a photo of "A Militant Man of Letters" and a poem with illustrations called "Thanksgiving" by Francis Medhurst and illustrations by J. A. Williams. There are photo spreads of "Chicago's Outdoor Art Exhibit" and "The Play and the Players." There is a photo of "Mm

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Pittsburg's Flood....

Item #177438

March 30, 1907

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 30, 1907  There is a front page illustration, "The Quiet Life at Albany" by W. A. Rogers. There are photos of "Amateur 'White-Wings' Day in San Francisco"; "An Auto-Train That Runs Without Rails"; and there is a double page illustration of "Our Dumb Friends" by James Montgomery Flagg.... See More  

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Iwo Jima report...

Sugar Ray Robinson... Jake LaMotta... Joe Louis...

Item #568413

February 25, 1945

THE STARS AND STRIPES, Mediterranean Edition, February 25, 1945

Three prime boxers are covered in the sporting segment of this issue: Sugar Ray Robinson, Jake LaMotta and Joe Louis (see images).

A front page report has details regarding the fighting on Iwo Jima:  "Marines Gain Slowly Against Fierce Jap Iwo Jima Defenses".

Being the Sunday edition, color comics of Dick Tracy... See More  

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Jewish State... Bob Feller's no-hitter.....

Item #663827

May 01, 1946

NEW YORK TIMES, May 1, 1946 

* Bob Feller no-hitter at Yankee Stadium

* Cleveland Indians - MLB baseball

* Jewish Statehood sought

The front page has a three column headline: "JOINT PALESTINE BODY BARS A JEWISH STATE, BUT URGES ENTRY OF 100,000 REFUGEES" with subheads.

Page 34 has one column heads which include: "FELLER TOPS YANKS WITH NO-HITTER, 1-0" "Six Re... See More  

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Jess Williard... Jack Johnson...

Item #598529

April 05, 1915

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Atlanta, Georgia, April 5, 1915 

* Jess Williard  - "The Great White Hope"

* Jack Johnson 

* Heavyweight boxing title fight (pre-fight reporting)

Page 6 has a three column headline: "Heavies Ready for Title Bout" with subhead: "Johnson And Willard Ready For Gong That Sends Them To Battle" and tale of the tape... See More  

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Special "English Extra" on the Heenan Sayers fight...

Item #679828

April 28, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES--ENGLISH EXTRA, London & New York, April 28, 1860 

* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* First World boxing championship match

A quite rare edition put out specifically for the famous boxing match between Heenan and Sayers, the American champion versus the British champion, in what was billed the first "world title" boxing match, which lasted 2... See More  

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Building the "new" Yankee Stadium in 1922...

Item #628290

May 06, 1922

THE WORLD, New York City, May 6, 1922 

* Old Yankee Stadium construction begins

* New York Yankees - Yanks

* "The House that Ruth Built"

The sport's section (page 8) has a one column heading: "YANKEE COLONELS SIGN FOR STADIUM FOR WORLD'S SERIES" with subheads. (see) Nice to have in a New York City title. Rare as such.

Complete in 22 pages, light toning, a ... See More  

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Indian Tablet Dance, New Mexico...

Item #175506

June 07, 1890

HARPER'S WEEKLY June 7, 1890. Front full pg. illus. of "Ontario's Seven Foot Jump." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "John Eliot, the Puritan Missionary, Preaching the Gospel to the Indians." Full pg. illus. of "Ninth Street, Kansas City, Looking West from Walnut Street."

Doublepage centerfold of "Indian 'Tablet Dance' at Santo Domingo, New Mexico.&... See More  

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Scnes near Newport and San Francisco...

Item #174370

July 26, 1879

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 26, 1879  Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: 'The Statesman At Home'. Fullpg; 'The Metropolitan Regatta on the Hudson'. 3/4 pg: 'The Eruption of Mt. Etna--The Great Stream of Lava'. Fullpg. with 7 scenes of a military encampment at Newport. Fullpg. shows the ship: 'Jeannette Leaving San Francisco'.

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Early Don Bradman cricketer....

Item #586108

December 30, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, December 30, 1928   This 60+ page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page of the sport's section: "63,247, A RECORD, SEE CRICKET TEST"and "Melbourne Throng Sets World's Mark as Australia Loses 4-Wickets for 262 Runs" and more (see photos)

This tells of the cricket match between England and Australia. Included withi... See More  

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The Boston Garden opens...

Item #647506

November 21, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 21, 1928 

* Boston Garden grand opening 

* Bruins NHL Hockey (1st use)

The sport's section (page 23) has one column headings: "Canadians Subdue Bruins" "Triumph, 1-0, at Opening of Boston Garden for Hockey...." (see) First report coverage on the opening of the famous arena in Boston which would be best known for hostin... See More  

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Lou Gehrig 1,000th consecutive game...

Item #563804

August 19, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, August 19, 1931

* Lou Gehrig

* New York Yankees

* MLB baseball

This 44 page newspaper has a five column headline on page 26: "Tigers Triumph Over Yankees in Eleventh, 5 to 4" with subheads that include: "GEHRIG EXTENDS STRING" Plays 1,000th Consecutive American League Contest as Member of New York Club" and more with photo of Gehr... See More  

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The city of St. Louis...

Item #176132

June 06, 1896

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 6, 1896  Full front page illus. of "To Ask the Major to Define His Attitude on the Financial Question at this Time is Both Cruel and Unjust." Inside are two full pgs. of illus. of "Opening of the Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota, May 15" and "The Cuban Insurrection."

Doublepage centerfold of "The City of St. Louis -... See More  

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Longest (baseball) scoring streak ends...

Item #621341

August 04, 1933

NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 4, 1933  A banner headline on page 10 announces: "Longest Scoring Streak in Major League History Ends as Yankees are Blanked" with subheads: "Yankees Finally Bow By A Shut-Out, 7-0", "Held Scoreless by Grove of the Athletics After Tallying in 308 Games in Row", & more. Included is a summary of the game, the box score, and a 2-column actio... See More  

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Portrait & biography of a baseball player...

Item #683307

October 14, 1882

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Oct. 14, 1882  This newspaper calls itself the "Oldest American Sporting & Theatrical Journal" in the decorative masthead.

An inside page has a nice portrait of "Frank H. Mountain" with the biography beginning: "...the well-known & promising professional pitcher...He first become prominent as a pitcher in 1880..." with much more (see fo... See More  

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Joe Louis boxing victory...

Item #592647

June 19, 1941

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1941

* Joe Louis - Brown Bomber

* Billy Conn

* Heavyweight boxing title fight

This 46 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "LOUIS, NEAR DEFEAT, STOPS CONN IN 13TH AND RETAINS CROWN", "Bomber Suddenly Turns Tide, Hammering Foe to Floor With Furious Attack" and more. Much more in the sport's section inc... See More  

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Max Schmeling Wins Over Jack Sharkey In 1930...

Item #584781

June 13, 1930

PRESCOTT JOURNAL MINER, Prescott, Arizona, June 13, 1930 

* Max Schmeling vs. Jack Sharkey

* Heavyweight boxing championship - Famous foul

This 8 page newspaper has a nice banner headline on page 6: "Schmeling Given Victory Over Sharkey On Foul In 4th" with  subhead and photo of Schmeling (see images). This has lengthy text here.

Other news, sports and advertisements ... See More  

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