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

Item #671291

July 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789  

*  A cornerstone issue for any cricket collection

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:... See More  

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First printing of baseball rules and regulations proposed to the first baseball convention...

Item #673908

February 28, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 28, 1857 

* Historic baseball periodical

* New fundamental rules

* "Baseball's Magna Carta"

* For Baseball Convention of 1857

An extremely significant issue on the history of baseball, as an inside page has almost an entire column taken up with: "Base Ball" "The Base Ball Convention And Their New Rules"... See More  

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The first convention of clubs: the birth of organized baseball...

Item #675239

January 23, 1857

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 23, 1857 

* Birth of organized baseball

* First convention of clubs

The back page has a report which could be considered the birth of organized baseball. And printed the day after the event happened!

The second column has an article headed: "Our National Sports" with subheads: "The Game of Base Ball--Convention of the Various Clubs Of the Ci... See More  

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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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Babe Ruth is purchased by the Boston Red Sox...

Item #680754

July 10, 1914

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, July 10, 1914  A gem of a newspaper for any collector of baseball history. It contains, somewhat inconspicuously at the bottom of the sports page (page 16), a report of incredible significance: the purchase of Babe Ruth by the Boston Red Sox.

The report is fascinating for the relative insignificance it was considered in 1914. Babe Ruth was essentially a... See More  

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One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674736

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

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One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674737

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

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Perhaps the best publication for any baseball collector...

Item #671463

November 28, 1867

THE BALL PLAYERS' CHRONICLE, New York, Nov. 28, 1867 

* Very rare baseball publication

* Henry Chadwick "Father of Baseball"

A very rare & desired title by any baseball collection as this was the first magazine in America devoted primarily to baseball.

Edited by the legendary Henry Chadwick, this paper lasted but 30 issues, from June 6 thru December 26, 1867 before c... See More  

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(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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Battle of Bennington, and so much more...

Item #662286

January 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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Nice account of a battle with pirates on the coast of Virginia...

Item #669983

* From the turn of the 18th century

* Great pirates account reporting

Certainly the most notable content is the report of a pirate capturing a ship off the coast of Virginia, but the King's ship Shoreham came to the rescue--commanded by he Governor, Nicholson-- and after a 10... See More  

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

Item #680041

July 09, 1912

VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1912 

* Jim Thorpe wins Olympic gold medal

* Pentathlon - Stockholm Summer Olympic

* Best publication to be had (very rare)

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 incredi... See More  

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One of the best baseball prints...

Item #672142

March 23, 1889

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 23, 1889

* Great baseball prints - illustrations

Note: this is just a portion of the issue, 8 pages but including the mentioned centerfold.

This terrific double page centerfold is captioned: "The American Baseball Players at Kennington Oval--Visit of the Prince of Wales". It includes some 19 scenes of various "plays" in basebal... See More  

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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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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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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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Jackie Robinson & George Shuba - "Handshake of the Century"...

Item #680709

April 25, 1946

THE SPORTING NEWS, St. Louis, April 25, 1946

* Jackie Robinson & George Shuba

* "Handshake of the Century"

* after Robinson's first home run

Page 26 has the image of what has been called: "The Handshake of the Century", which occurred between Jackie Robinson and George Shuba as Jackie crossed home plate after hitting his first homerun in Major League B... See More  

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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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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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Knute Rockne named Notre Dame coach...

Item #676628

February 21, 1918

NEW YORK TIMES, February 21, 1918  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 new coach for the Fighting Irish. Rockne would put Notre Dame on the map as a football powerh... See More  

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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, 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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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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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 

* 1st America's Cup race

* Schooner Yacht "America"

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 ... See More  

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Terrific & displayable baseball print...

Item #678716

May 08, 1886

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

* Collectible 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... See More  

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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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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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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 ba... See More  

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Michael Jordan wins MVP w/ Mars Nike ad...

Item #676027

May 26, 1988

USA TODAY, Thursday, May 26, 1988

* Michael Jordan wins 1st MVP award

* Chicago Bulls basketball season

* NIKE Mars Blackmon advertisement

The bottom of the front page of the sport's section has a small photo of Jordan with text that includes: "Chicago's Michael Jordan was named NBA's Most Valuable Player Wednesday" (see) The top of page 15 has a heading: "Jordan... See More  

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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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Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi...

Item #671489

September 08, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 8, 1862  If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War.

Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the &qu... See More  

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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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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 ' 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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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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The National League is created...

Item #683213

February 07, 1876

NEW-YORK TIMES, Feb. 7, 1876 

* Creation of the National League

* Major League Baseball - MLB

On page 2 under "Base-Ball" is a report about a meeting held in New York resulting in the establishment of the National League.

The report begins: "A meeting of the managers of all the professional base-ball organizations in the country, excepting the Philade
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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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Historic slavery medal by Josiah Wedgwood... Franklin's speech...

Item #673386
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, A two issue set: February & March, 1788  

* Josiah Wedgwood's anti-slavery medallion

* Benjamin Franklin speech by James Wilson

February issue: Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work. This article takes 2 1/2 pages an... See More  

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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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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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News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

Item #667941
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781  Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London... See More  

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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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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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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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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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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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Red Sox win the 1915 World Series...

Item #670255

October 13, 1915

FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Massachusetts, Oct. 13, 1915 

* Boston Red Sox win

* Baseball's World Series

* Babe Ruth's 1st full season

* Start of the so-called curse ?

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 ... See More  

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

Item #656368

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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Great issue giving evidence to how the Dodgers got their name...

Item #671455

May 04, 1895

THE STANDARD, New York, May 4, 1895 

* Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (Los Angeles)

* Great illustration re. name of the team

The front page is a print: "The Brooklyn Horror! with the caption beginning: "The merciless trolley car has added another victim to its list of massacred innocents...".

A terrific baseball connection as the Major League team from Brooklyn first began u... See More  

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