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Negro League star Satchel Paige signed with the Atlanta Braves...

Item #672324

August 13, 1968

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Mass., August 13, 1968

* Negro League star Satchel Paige signed with the Atlanta Braves at 70 years of age.

* He may pitch!

Page 6 has: "Ageless Satch Paige Has Signed On With Atlanta", which includes approx. 8 inches of supporting text. See images for details.

Complete in 10 pages, evenly toned, overall good.

Background: Satchel Paige had the honor of... See More  

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Early Reggie Jackson...

Item #161301

August 17, 1968

THE SPORTING NEWS, St. Louis, August 17, 1968  This sporting newspaper is about 55 pages in length and is in terrific condition and has never been bound. This particular issue features REGGIE JACKSON & RICK MONDAY OF THE OAKLAND A'S on the front with text about him in the inside pages.

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Arthur Ashe 1st black U.S. Open tennis champ....

Item #599475

August 26, 1968

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, August 26, 1968

* Tennis star Arthur Ashe

* 1st black to win

* US Open

Within the sport's section (page 8) is a three column heading: "1st American In 15 Years As Ashe Takes Nationals". This is 1st report coverage on Arthur Ashe becoming the first African American to win the United States Open Tennis championship.

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