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Early Chess w/ diagram...

Item #635479

March 01, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, NY, March 1, 1862.

* Chess

This issue contains an article entitled: "Our Chess Department", which includes a "problem of the week" and the answer to the previous weeks' problem.

Some Civil War reports can also be found as well as other sports items, including boxing, horse racing, and cricket.  Complete in 16 pages, a l... See More  

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Dave Winfield selected to Baseball's Hall of Fame...

Item #660976

August 18, 2001

DAILY NEWS, New York, August 18, 2001

* New York Yankees honor Dave WinField

Front page heading has, "Dave's Day" Full color photograph honoring Dave Winfield's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  

Complete, a little bit of wear at the mid-fold, but otherwise good. See images for details.

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Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig's 2130 game record...

Item #661057

September 07, 1995

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Pennsylvania, September 7, 1995

* Ripken breaks unbreakable record

* Cal Ripken Jr. is needed in baseball

Front page heading has,"Ripken is king of the iron men, breaking 'unbreakable' record", which tells of Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles playing the most consecutive games in history.

Front page photo, inside coverage, complete issue witho... See More  

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Item #547562

May 28, 1869

NEW YORK HERALD, May 28, 1869  On page 7 under Base Ball Notes is word that: "The Unions of Lansingburg will open their new grounds on Monday next in their new uniforms, with a new regulation ball and new bats, and commence then a new series of games with the Atlantics". This news will have the effect..."of sending a large crowd to the mowing field, where the Haymakers intend t... See More  

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Item #151685

April 05, 1876

THE CINCINNATI DAILY GAZETTE, April 5, 1876 The ftpg. has: BASE BALL" "Leading Clubs of the United States" "Athletic, Of Philadelphia". Gives profiles of the key position players, including Al Reach and Ned Cuthbert. A bit of foxing in the last column, not affecting this report.

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Dodgers Whip Yanks...

Item #205992

October 02, 1953

THE SALINA JOURNAL, October 2, 1953, from Salina, Kansas. Three column front-page headline "Dodgers Whip Yanks 3-2 In Thirds Game". The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Yankees, 3-2 in the third World Series game. Brooklyn pitcher Carl Erskine set a Series strike-out record of 14. Features photos of Roy Campanella and Carl Erskine. This is the full issue and has five small binding holes along left s... See More  

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Early baseball, 1869...

Item #218758

June 24, 1869

NEW YORK HERALD, June 24, 1869


* Early Baseball

On pg. 3 under The National Game is a report: Mutuals vs. Yale--The Quickest game of the Season--The Champions Victorious. Nice summary has details about pre-game activities as well as the game, won by the Mutuals, 15-5. Includes the box score and game statistics. Some details about the post-game activities which included a dinner
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Early baseball...

Item #549989

October 02, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, October 2, 1865 

* Early baseball 

* Post civil war reporting 

On the front page under "Connecticut" is a report: "Yale versus Wesleyan--Base Ball Match between the Two Colleges--Fine Game--Success of Yale--Remarks & Observations"

Includes a summary and the box score. Summary also talks about the success of Yale, exclusive of spor... See More  

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Cleveland Indians 4 home runs in a row...

Item #563963

August 01, 1963

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, August 1, 1963 

* Cleveland Indians 4 home runs in a row feat 

* MLB baseball

This 12 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 8: "Indians On HR Spree; Craig Nears 20th Loss"

Tells of the Cleveland Indians achieving a rare four home runs in a row by 4 players in the same inning.

Other news of the day. Light browni... See More  

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St. Louis Cardinals win pennant...

Item #565098

October 01, 1934

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York NY October 1, 1934

* St. Louis Cardinals win NL pennant

* MLB baseball

This 22 page newspaper has two column headlines on page 14 that include: "Cardinals Are best of Major Baseball Teams at Finish" and more. Other related headlines and small photo of Dizzy Dean. (see)

Tells of the St. Louis Cardinals winning the 1934 National League pennant. They... See More  

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Bobo Beamon long jump record...

Item #565605

October 19, 1968

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, October 19, 1968 

* Bob Beamon record long jump 

* 1968 Olympics 

* Mexico City 

This 8 page newspaper has a four column headline on page 3:

"United States Takes The Lead In Medal Race At Mexico Olympics"

Included in the text is the 1st report of Bob Beamon's famous record breaking long jump. (see)

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1930 America's Cup Enterprise Winning...

Item #594247

September 15, 1930

PRESCOTT JOURNAL MINER, Arizona, September 15, 1930. 

* U.S. Yacht Enterprise 

* Shamrock V 

* America's Cup

This 8 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "AMERICAN BOAT TAKES SHAMROCK IN SECOND RACE"

"Enterprise Has Margin Of Two Races For American Cup"

Coverage on the 1930 America's Cup yachting race in which "... See More  

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Football player Hopalong Cassady...

Item #585294

September 25, 1955

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS - PARADE, Detroit, Michigan, September 25, 1955  The front of this issue contains a photo of Hopalong Cassady with an inside accompanying article "Hopalong: Ohio State's BIG little man" which includes additional photos.

Also included is an article "Polio report... The Salk Vaccine is Good - But Better Ones Are One The Way".

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Battle od Aachen... World War II...

St. Louis Cardinals win 1944 World Series...

Item #629657

October 10, 1944

MORNING CALL, Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 10, 1944  See the photos for the front page headline announcing that the St. Louis Cardinals had won the 1944 World Series. The box score is included on the front page as well.  A full-banner headline states: "Yanks Cut Last Nazi Escape Road Out of Aachen", with the subhead: "All Counter-attacks Repulsed In Sealing Off City; C... See More  

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A 1905 school newspaper from Scotland, PA...

Item #658704

September 14, 1905

INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL NEWS, Scotland, Pa., Sept. 14, 1905 Ftpg. has a nice 5 by 8 inch photo of the "Scotland School Base-Ball Team". Players are wearing neat period uniforms that feature pointed collar jerseys that lace up the front. Also present is an interesting article regarding Captain Wirz, and the Andersonville Prison atrocities.

Small-folio size, 4 pgs., on slick paper.

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American Athletes Outclass Other Nations in Olympic Games...

Item #161957

August 17, 1920

THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, Kansas City, MO., August 17, 1920. Small, one line headline on page seven that reads, "American Athletes Outclass Other Nations in Olympic Games". Subheads include, "New 400 Meter Hurdles Mark Set by Loomis", "Chicagoan Runs Distance in 54 Seconds Flat; Scholz Finishes Fifth in 100 Meter Dash." Paper is in nice condition. See photo for additional details.

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1865 Post Civil War Firemen Baseball Game....

Item #212163

September 16, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, with baseball content from the year the Civil War ended. Sept. 16, 1865 On the back page under Base Ball is: Base Ball Among Firemen--Hose Company No. 55 Vs. Engine Company No. 34. Very brief one sentence summary says: A spirited game of base ball between the above companies at Hoboken, Friday, Sept. 15... plus the box score. Other news of the day includes: "THE FALL TRADE" "A... See More  

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Item #552492

July 04, 1931

POLICE GAZETTE, New York, July 4, 1931

* Sports and theatre photos

* Pink cover

* Jimmy Foxx

* Polly Walters and more

Full front page photo of actress Polly Walters. Walters was in the movie "Blond Crazy", and had the starring role in the Broadway play "She Loves Me Not".

Inside has 1/4 pg. action photo of baseball star "Jimmy Foxx".

Other photos of s... See More  

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1930 World Series... Baseball...

Item #562778

October 02, 1930

THE COLDWATER DAILY REPORTER, Michigan, October 2, 1930

* Philadelphia Athletics win

* World Series MLB baseball

* St. Louis Cardinals

This 8 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page: "SIX TO ONE" with subheads and related photos. (see)

Other news of the day. Usual browning with some clean tears and a large tape mned on the front page which does contact th... See More  

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Steve O'Neal 98 yard. punt...

Item #564839

September 22, 1969

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, September 22, 1969  This 12 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 7: "Denver Turns Spoiler In Victory Over Jets".

Tells of the NFL game between the Denver Broncos and New York Jets in which Steve O'Neal had his famous 98 yard punt. This is a professional football record punt.

Other news of the day. Some small bindin... See More  

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Triple Crown... Citation thoroughbred racehorse...

Item #564811

June 14, 1948

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, June 14, 1948

* Thoroughbred racehorse

* Citation & Belmont Stakes

* Triple Crown winner

This 8 page newspaper has a one column headline on page 7: "Citation On A Vacation".

See photos for text.

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with little spine wear, otherwise in good condition.

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Baseball's opening season... Philadelphia Phillies, Robin Roberts...

Item #598289

April 12, 1953

PARADE MAGAZINE of the Detroit News, Detroit, Michigan, April 12, 1953  The front cover of the issue features a photo of Robin Roberts, top pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Inside the issue is "This Monday, Ike Starts Pitching" with sub head "The president 9first ex-'pro' ballplayer to be Chief Executive) will start the 1953 season -- and carry on an honored old s... See More  

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KKK gang arrest... Baseball... train robbery...

Item #598355

August 15, 1871

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 15, 1871

* Ku Klux Klan - KKK

* Missouri train robbery

Page 5 has: "The KuKlux" "Arrest of a Gang with their Disguises in North Carolina..."

Also: "An Express Robbery" "How it Was Done..."

Page 3 has: "Base-Ball--Athletic vs. Atlantic'

This issue contains other news of the day. It is complete in 8 pages, an... See More  

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Harvard vs. Penn.... college football...

Item #599539

November 08, 1903

THE PRESS, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 8, 1903

* Harvard Crimson

* Penn Quakers

* College football

The front page has a four column headline: "HARVARD DOWNS PENN, 17 TO 10" with subheads and photo (see photos). This is 1st report coverage on the college football game between Harvard and Penn at Franklin Field. Nice to have in a Philly paper.

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19th century boxing match...

Item #600383

July 03, 1878

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, July 3, 1878

* 19th century boxing

* John King vs. John Reilly

This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the with several interesting advertisements throughout.

Page 3 has small one column headings: "Humanity Outraged" "A Brutal Contest in New York Between Two P.R. Roughs--Shocking Scenes". See images for text.

Complete, minor margin... See More  

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Early baseball.....

Item #600401

June 05, 1878

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, June 5, 1878

* 19th century baseball

* Rare "National Game" reference

This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

Page 8 has one column headings: "The National Game" "The Alleghenys Work Hard and Win the Day" "It was a Beautiful Contest Barring the Last Inning... See More  

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Steamer Garland & Yacht Mamie disaster...

Item #600647

July 24, 1880

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, July 24, 1880

* Steamer Garland & Yacht Mamie

* Detroit River collision disaster

This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has small one column headings: "ANOTHER" "This Time A Lake Collision With Frightful Results" "the Excursion Steamer Garland Cuts ... See More  

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John C. Heenan death...

Item #602383

October 27, 1873

EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Evansville, Indiana, October 27, 1873

* John C. Heenan death

* Bare Knuckle boxing

This uncommon title has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.

The front page has one column headings: "Utah" "Death of John C. Heenan, the Prize Fighter". See image for text.

Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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Paul Jessup world record discus throw.....

Item #622188

August 24, 1930

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sport's section only, August 24, 1930

* Paul Jessup breaks world discus record

* University of Washington Huskies

The front page of this section has a one column heading: "WORLD RECORD SET BY JESSUP IN DISCUS" with subhead and photo. (see)

Complete sport's section only with all pages, rag edition in nice condition.... See More  

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Notre Dame defeats USC.... Penn State...

Item #624161

November 24, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, sport's section only, November 24, 1935

* Bucknell University defeats Penn State football

* Notre Dame Fighting Irish over USC Trojans

The front page of this sport's section only has a two column heading: "Notre Dame's Late Drive Halts Southern California" with subhead, stats and lineups.

Page 2 has a one column heading: "BUCKNELL DOWNS PENN S... See More  

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Don Budge & Alice Marble win U.S. Open....

Item #624655

September 25, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, sport's section only, September 25, 1938

* Tennis players Don Budge and Alice Marble

* US United States Open Tennis Championships

The front page of this sport's section only has a banner headline: "BUDGE AND MISS MARBLE CAPTURE U.S. TENNIS FINALS" with subheads and two photos. (see)

Complete sport's section only with all 10 pages rag edition in nic... See More  

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Pauline Betz.... Wimbledon title...

Item #625029

July 07, 1946

THE NEW YORK TIMES, sport's section only, July 7, 1946

* Pauline Betz Addie

* The Championships, Wimbledon

* Women's tennis singles title won

The front page of the sport's section has a one column heading: "U.S. TAKES 4 TITLES AT WIMBLEDON; MISS BETZ A VICTOR" with subheads and photo. (see) 1st report coverage on Pauline Betz winning her first and only Wimbledon Women... See More  

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Early baseball guide advertisements...

Item #671671

March 21, 1885

Here is a single leaf (pages 15 & 16) from The New York Clipper newspaper for the date March 21, 1885 which has two very decorative advertisements for: "Reach's Baseball Guide" and "Spalding's Baseball Guide" among others. These ads are on opposite pages and also on opposite sides, so if you were to cut them out, it wouldn't affect the other.

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Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis dies...

Item #204505

November 26, 1944

THE STAUNTON NEWS-LEADER, Virginia, Nov. 26, 1944. Page 8 of this issue has a two column head: "Baseball Commissioner Dies In Chicago at 78" with much text on him and his career.  Nice condition, complete issue.

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Twins beat the Braves

Item #214449

November 04, 1991

THE SPORTING NEWS, St. Louis, Missouri, November 4, 1991.

Certainly the premier newspaper/magazine for the sporting world, its 40+ pages are simply filled with the latest news in American sports, including a front page photo which was the highlight of the week. The top names and events of all American sports eventually found their way in the pages of The Sporting News.

The front page
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Item #549059

May 23, 1925

POLICE GAZETTE, New York City, New York, May 23, 1925

* Early sport's related magazine

* Baseball & more

Inside has a half page photo of President Calvin Coolidge throwing out the first ball at Washington to start the 1925 baseball season.

Many other photos of various sports stars & celebrities throughout this 24 page issue. See photos for some of what's in here.... See More  

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Byron Nelson wins... PGA golf...

Item #557249

February 18, 1946

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, February 18, 1946 

* Byron Nelson wins 

* New Orleans Open - PGA golf 

This 8 page newspaper has a one column headline on page 5: "Byron Nelson New Orleans Open Winner" with a one column photo of Byron Nelson. Other news of the day. 8 pages in good condition save for minor margin wear.

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Wichita State football plane crash...

Item #567879

October 05, 1970

THE PRATT TRIBUNE, New York, October 5, 1970 

* Wichita State University football team 

* Martin 4-0-4 airplane crash 

* Rocky Mountains 

This 6 page newspaper has a small one column headline on the front page: "Death Toll Climbs"

Tells of the Wichita State University football team airplane crash.

Other news of the day. Little margin wear, otherwise ... See More  

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1934 "Sneakers Game" NFL title.... NYG...

Item #628683

December 10, 1934

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, December 10, 1934 

* The famed "Sneakers Game" 

* NFL football title championship

The sport's section (page 15) has a two column heading: "Giants Upset Bears to Win Pro Football Title, 30 to 13" with subhead which includes the text: "..Donning Rubber-Soled Shoes...". (see) First report coverage of the famous &q... See More  

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1918 World Series - opening game...

Item #628960

September 05, 1918

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Taunton, Massachusetts, September 6, 1918  The front page has a column-wide headline "OPENING GAME FINE SAMPLE OF REAL BALL" with subhead "The Sox Have the Jump, But the Cubs Are Far From Being Down-Hearted -- Figure That Their Hardest Test is Over". Box scores and attendance information is on the Sports page.

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The Winton racing automobile...

Item #637248

October 28, 1899

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 28, 1899  Inside has a nice photo of: "The Winton Racing Vehicle" with a related article. Other prints include: "Wireless Telegraphy at the Yacht Races" "Great Pier at Pot Los Angeles" 'The Isthmus, Catalina Island".

Eight pages, perforated library stamp at the top, various mends near the margins some effecting prints... See More  

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Billie Jean King 1st $100,000 woman in sports...

Item #629537

October 04, 1971

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 4, 1971

* Tennis player Billie Jean King

* Very 1st Woman athlete to earn $100,000

The sport's section (page 58) has a one column heading: "MRS. KING POSTS EARNINGS RECORD" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on Billie Jean King winning a tennis tournament and becoming the very first woman athlete to make $100,000 or more in a single year. Alw... See More  

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Big "Ed" Delahanty... Hall of Famer...

Item #150989

May 14, 1899

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, May 14, 1899 Pg. 12 has: "Philadelphia 9, New York 9" with the game summary mentioning that: "...Delahanty made four doubles..." Includes the box score. Big "Ed", a Hall of Famer, also once hit four HRs in a game, and is the only player to do both. This is complete in 32 pages with slight browning and a bit of chipping at the edges, otherwise goo... See More  

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Item #160482

October 07, 1924

TOPEKA DAILY CAPITAL, Oct. 7, 1924 First col., 3 line head: "Takes 3 Hurlers To End Senators 9th Inning Rally" with two nice 4 line subheads: "One of Wildest Maelstroms any World Series crowd Ever Witnessed Is Won By Giants, 6 To 4" & "In Parade of 'Wooden Pitchers' Four Are Used By Each Team During Hectic Fray at Polo Grounds". In nice condition.

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Unloading ore at Ashtabula harbor...

Item #160563

June 20, 1903

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 20, 1903  Full front page photos of Ore-Unloaders at Ashtabula Harbor, plus "Machinery for Operating Ore-Unloaders at Conneaut." Inside photos and article of the Paris to Madrid Auto Race. Good condition.

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Item #160752

October 06, 1953

MORNING CALL, Allentown, Pa., Oct. 6, 1953 Two line, two column head: "Yanks Win Series, Clipping Bums, 4-3" tells of the New York Yankees' fifth straight World Series title. Ftpg. only!

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Item #556563

July 25, 1925

POLICE GAZETTE, New York City, New York, July 25, 1925  This issue as a full page photo inside of Hall of Famer "Goose" Goslin sliding into a base, captioned: "The Goose' Is Safe At Third Base, Thanks To A High Peg."

There are many photos in this issue including "Hurtling Forward Through Space, Reaching Down and Touching Nothing" which is of Ned Gourdin &quo... See More  

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The Orleans Drinking Club...

Item #562111

September 25, 1847

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, N.Y., September 25, 1847 

* Uncommon sport's related periodical

Described in the masthead as: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Agriculture, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage." Inside has the summaries and scores of two cricket matches, plus the lyrics of the "Song Of The "Orleans Drinking Club".

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NCAA basketball "Game of the Century"...

Item #600252

January 20, 1968

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, January 20, 1968

* NCAA college basketball

* "Game of the Century" (day of)

* Houston Cougars vs. UCLA Bruins

* Lew Alcindor "Kareem Abdul Jabbar"

Page 5 has a one column heading: "Capacity Crowd Expected in Astrodome" This would be the game that # 2 Houston Cougars beat # 1 UCLA Bruins, ending their 47 game w... See More  

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Athletics win baseball title in 1929....

Item #628713

October 15, 1929

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, October 15, 1929. 

* Philadelphia Athletics - baseball 

* Chicago Cubs 

* World Series

The front page has a one column heading: "PHILADELPHIANS WILDLY STIRRED OVER MACKS'  WIN" with subheads. (see) Much more in the sport's section with a few related photos and box scores. First report coverage on the Phila... See More  

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