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

Item #704140

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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1947 World Series of baseball... Jackie Robinson...

Item #703721

October 01, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 1, 1947

* 1947 World Series of baseball (game 1)

* New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers

* 1st game to include a African American (Jackie Robinson)

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "YANKS' 5 IN FIFTH BEAT DODGERS, 5-3, IN SERIES OPENER" with subheads. (see images) Much more in the sport's section with headings, photos and sta... See More  

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Thurman Munson killed... New York Yankees...

Item #703502

August 03, 1979

LOS ANGELES TIMES, August 3, 1979 

* Cather Thurman Munson 

* New York Yankees baseball

* Jet airplane crash disaster

The top of the front page has a one column photo with tiny heading: "Killed" with brief text. Actual report is in the sport's section which is missing here.

First section only with pages 1-32, missing the sport's section. Great condition.... See More  

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1935 Death of Billy Sunday...

Item #702712

November 07, 1935


* Billy Sunday death (1st report)

* Baseball player & evangelist

The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "BILLY SUNDAY DIES AT 72 OF HEART ATTACK" with subheads and photo. (see images)

Complete with 20+ pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, some small binding holes and a little wear along the spine, generally nice.... See More  

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Jewish refugees - Exodus 1947's seizure...

Item #702603

July 21, 1947

NEW YORK TIMES, New York, July 21, 1947 

* SS Exodus 1947 seized by British w/ considerable details

* Jewish refugee packet steamship travesty - Aliyah Bet

* Frankie Frisch becomes 1st switch-hitter to make H.O.F.

The front page has: "JEWS SHIPPED BACK TO PORT IN FRANCE, PALESTINE REPORTS," with subhead, "Soldier Killed, Policeman Shot, Others Hurt In Retaliation for Ac... See More  

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Willie Mays joins the U.S. Army in 1952...

Item #702233

May 30, 1952

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 30, 1952

* Willie Mays "The Say Hey Kid"

* New York Giants baseball player

* Joins the United States Army (Korean War)

Page 22 has a two column photo showing Willie Mays taking the oath with heading: "Willie Mays Being Inducted Into Army" with brief text. (see image) I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason ... See More  

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St. Louis Cardinals win 1944 World Series of baseball...

Item #702108

October 10, 1944

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TGIMES, Pennsylvania, October 10, 1944

* 1944 World Series (game 6)

* St. Louis Cardinals vs. St. Louis Browns

* Championship game (final)

* World War II - WWII era

The top of page 14 has a six column heading: "Cardinals Regain World Championship" with subheads, 2 photos, box scores and inning by inning description. First report coverage of game 6 which made ... See More  

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Cleveland Indians are becoming World champions...

Item #702102

October 09, 1948

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, October 9, 1948 

* Cleveland Indians win World Series (game 4)

* MLB baseball vs. Boston Braves

The top of the front page has a three column heading: "Gromek Defeats Sain, 2-1; Indians Need One Victory" with subheads, scoreboard, box scores, 2 photos and inning by inning coverage. (see images)

Complete with 14 pages, light to
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St. Louis Browns Win 1944 Pennant...

Item #702077

October 03, 1944

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, Massachusetts, October 3, 1944

* St. Louis Browns win AL pennant

* Future Baltimore Orioles

This 12 page newspaper has headlines on page 10: "St. Louis Baseball Capital Of World During Classic" and "Browns' Stock Booms Because Of First Flag" which tells of the St. Louis Browns winning their only American League pennant. They wou... See More  

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Willie Mays 1st MLB hit is a home run...

Item #701917

May 29, 1951

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., May 29, 1951 

* Willie Mays very 1st MLB career hit 

* New York Giants baseball home run 

The sport's section (page 8) has a report giving the highlights of the games played the previous day. Within the article is text that begins with: "Willie Mays, 20-year-old Negro rookie recently brought up from Minneapolis, smashed his first major le... See More  

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Willie Mays drafted by U.S. Army...

Item #701909

January 17, 1952

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 17, 1952

* Willie Mays "The Say Hey Kid"

* New York Giants baseball player

* Drafted by the United States Army (Korean War)

The top of page 33 has a seven column heading: "Mays of Giants Is Found Acceptable for Draft After Second Test" with subheads and photo of Mays taking the aptitude test. (see images)

Complete with 52 pages, light toning a... See More  

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Boston Red Sox in the 1912 World Series...

Item #701509

October 12, 1912

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, October 12, 1912 

* Boston Red Sox vs. New York Giants

* World Series of baseball (game 4)

* In a Boston publication (rare)

The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "FENWAY PARK AGAIN SCENE OF BIG WORLD SERIES BALL GAMES" with subheads and box scores for game 4. (see) Rare to have in the Boston publication.

Other news, sports and ad... See More  

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Site for the original Yankee Stadium found?...

Item #701384

September 14, 1920

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 14, 1920 

* Old Yankee Stadium site found ?

* "The House that Ruth Built" nears

* Best publication to be had ?

As for Yankee history, this issue has a gem report on what was to have become the site for the original Yankee Stadium. The top of page 13 has a column headed: "Terms Agreed Upon For Yankees' Park" "Building Conditions Cause ... See More  

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New York Yankees 1953 World Series...

Item #701376

October 05, 1953


* New York Yankees are champions

* World Series of baseball (final game)

* Brooklyn Dodgers - "The Bums"

The front page has a great banner headline: "YANKS CHAMPS!" with subhead, related photo and box scores. Much more inside with many photos. Great to have in this NYC publication, rare as such.

Complete with 28 pages, minor w... See More  

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Baltimore Orioles baseball team is born in 1953...

Item #701264

September 30, 1953


* Baltimore Orioles baseball in born

* St. Louis Browns & Bill Veeck sells

* MLB - Major League Baseball League

The top of the front page, above the masthead is a banner heading: "Browns Go to Baltimore--Veeck Out. See Page 23" The front page of the sport's section has a banner headline: "Browns Go to Baltimore as Veeck Steps Ou... See More  

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Amazin Mets 1969 World Series baseball game...

Item #701194

October 15, 1969

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 15, 1969

* New York Mets vs. Baltimore Orioles

* 1969 World Series of baseball (game 3)

* "Amazin Mets" "Miracle Mets"

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "METS, LED BY AGEE, BEAT ORIOLES, 5-0; LEAD 2-1 IN SERIES" with subheads and three related photo. Much more in the sport's section with headlines, photos and box ... See More  

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1939 New Yankees vs. Reds... World Series....

Item #701048

October 05, 1939


* New York Yankees vs. Cincinnati Reds

* Major league baseball - MLB

* Best title to be had ? with great headline

The front page has a terrific banner headline: "YANKS WIN, 2 HITS OFF PEARSON" with subheads, scoreboard above the masthead and large box scores. (see images) Great for display and unusual for such a nice headline on the fron... See More  

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New York Yankees vs. Giants... World Series of baseball...

Item #701043

October 12, 1923

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, October 12, 1923 

* New York Yankees World Series 

* 1st year as champions (game 2)

* 1st year at Yankee Stadium - Babe Ruth

* Great front page headline for display

The top of the front page has a terrific banner headline: "RUTH'S HOMERS BEAT GIANTS" with subheads. (see images) Continued coverage in the sport's section with box scores. S... See More  

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1916 George Sisler & Ernie Shore photos...

Item #700011

September 09, 1916

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Sept. 9, 1916

* George Sisler - St. Louis Browns

* Ernie Shore - Boston Red Sox

* Major League Baseball - MLB

Page 8 has a two, 1 column photos of George Sisler & Ernie Shore with headings and text. (see images)

Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from t... See More  

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Lou Gehrig's high school baseball team...

Item #699912

June 12, 1920


* High school all-star game - Wrigley Field

* Commerce High School, Brooklyn, New York

* 17-year old Lou Gehrig as a upcoming star

The top of page 16 has a one column heading: "CHICAGO-N.Y. PREP DIAMOND SERIES IS ON" (see images) This game would take place a few weeks later at Wrigley Field. Gehrig would homer in this game, his 1st ever in a m... See More  

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1918 Jim Thorpe & Chief Meyers baseball photo...

Item #699730

May 22, 1918

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 22, 1918

* American athlete Jim Thorpe

* Chief Myers and Zach Wheat

* Native Americans in baseball

Page 11 has a two column pictorial with heading: "Redskins are Folding Their Tents And Stealing Away From The Majors" with text. (see images) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find is... See More  

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1916 Brooklyn Dodgers baseball pennant race...

Item #699628

September 30, 1916

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Sept. 30, 1916

* Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers)

* National League pennant race

* MLB - Major League Baseball

The front page has a six column headline: "DODGERS ARE AGAIN IN LEAD" with subhead, score and lineups. (see images) Inning by inning description continues inside.

Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era.... See More  

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Mechanical baseball pitcher...

Item #699578

June 26, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 26, 1897  Inside has a full page with 4 illustrations of: "The Mechanical Baseball Pitcher" with a lengthy article on this as well. Fascinating item, and an early pitching machine!

Other items within include: "Third Rail Electrical Equipment of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad" which includes illustrations on the front page... See More  

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Notable American-Indian ball players... Jim Thorpe and more...

Item #699576

November 13, 1913

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 13, 1913  Inside has a full page that features a column called: "The Old Fan Says" by Ed  A. Goewey, which discusses the world tour by the Giants and White Sox plus other baseball news of the day.

Also a report headed: "Three Noted Indian Baseball Players".

This article is about Charles (Chief) Bender, Jim Thorpe and John (Ch... See More  

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1913 Ty Cobb... baseball scouting...

Item #699537

January 30, 1913

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 30, 1913

* Ty Cobb "The Georgia Peach"

* Detroit Tigers MLB icon

* Baseball scouting beginning?

Page 6 has a two column heading: "TY COBB RESPONSIBLE FOR BASEBALL SCOUTS" with subhead. (see image) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile ... See More  

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Ty Cobb & Tris Speaker in baseball scandal ?...

Item #699394

December 23, 1926

THE OMAHA DAILY NEWS, December 23, 1926

* Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker baseball scandal ?

* Gambling and fixing baseball games

* Dutch Leonard letters exposed

* Babe Ruth to benefit in popularity ?

The top of page 10 has a banner heading: "Newest Scandal Makes 'Bad Boy' Babe Ruth Greater Hero Than Ever" with subheads and related photo. (see images) Another related article on... See More  

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R. J. Reynolds heir murder... Libby Holman...

Item #699315

July 07, 1932


* Zachary Smith Reynolds suicide ? death

* Heir of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

* Socialite & actress Libby Holman

* Billy Jurges shot by girl

* Chicago Cubs - MLB baseball player

The top of page 5 has a one column heading: "SMITH REYNOLDS, LIBBY HOLMAN'S HUSBAND, SUICIDE" with subheads and two related photos. Was this suicide or m... See More  

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Best Walter O. Briggs Sr. death...

Item #699190

January 17, 1952

THE DETROIT NEWS, Jan. 17, 1952

* Walter O. Briggs Sr. death

* Automobile manufacturing company

* Detroit Tigers baseball team owner

The front page has a nice banner headline: "WALTER O. BRIGGS DEAD" with subheads and photo. (see images) Nice for display. Lengthy first report coverage continues inside with another related photo. Great to have in this Detroit publication, very rar... See More  

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Max Marston wins 1923 U.S. Amateur golf...

Item #699097

September 23, 1923

CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, September 23, 1923

* United States Amateur championship

* Golfer Maxwell Marston wins

* Flossmoor Country Club - Illinois

* New York Yankees team photo - Babe Ruth

The front page has a great banner headline: "MARSTON WINS GOLF TITLE" with subheads. (see images) Nice for display. Unusual for such a nice headline on the front page concerning such a event, p... See More  

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Many baseball player prints in the Supplement...

Item #698802

May 03, 1890

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 3, 1890  The most desired item in this issue is the four page supplement which is entirely taken up with the: "Opening Of The Base-Ball Season of 1890 - The Leading Players and Their Positions." Included are 29 illustrations of the better players of the era, including A.C. Anson, John M. Ward, William Ewing, Timothy J. Keefe, John G. Reilly, Charle... See More  

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Eddie Waitkus shot... MLB player...

Item #698410

June 16, 1949

CENTRE DAILY TIMES, State College, Penn., June 16, 1949

* Eddie Waitkus shot

* Philadelphia Phillies - MLB baseball

* Ruth Ann Steinhagen

The front page has a one column heading: "Ed Waitkus Improved; Girl Held" (see image) Coverage on Philadelphia Phillies baseball star, Eddie Waitkus, being shot by obsessed fan, Ruth Ann Steinhagen.

Complete with 14 pages, light toning and mi... See More  

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Chuck Klein & Jimmie Foxx voted MVPs....

Item #698255

October 19, 1932


* Jimmie Foxx & Chuck Klein

* Philadelphia Athletics and Phillies

* MLB baseball most valuable players

The front page of the sport's section (page 19) has a nice banner headline: "VOTE FOXX AND KLEIN MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS" with subheads and photo of Foxx. (see images) First report coverage on Jimmie Foxx and Chuck Klein winning the ... See More  

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Great color cover of a baseball player...

Item #698044

April 02, 1914

LESLIE"S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 2, 1914  See the photo for the terrific, color cover on this issue, featuring a baseball player at bat. A terrific item for display. Such color covers rarely survived, hence quite scarce.

Very nice condition, although with a rather discrete inked stamp near the top just under the wing of the eagle--almost unnoticeable. Complete with all 20 pages.... See More  

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Baseball prints... Canada... Shohola Glen...

Item #698023

May 23, 1885

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 23, 1885  The front page includes a print of: "Canada - Fighting in the Northwest - A Shell from the Winnipeg Battery Striking a House Occupied by Half-Breeds During Gen. Middleton's Attack Upon Batouche". Pg. 3 has a very nice full page montage of 7 vignettes of: "New York City--The Baseball Season--Sketches at the Polo Gro... See More  

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"International Base-Ball -- The Philadelphia Athletics"....

Item #697971

July 25, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1874 

* Early baseball team print

* Old West scene

Although this issue includes many very nice & displayable prints, by far the most desirable would be the great full page captioned: "International Base-Ball -- The Philadelphia Athletics" which shows individual, full-figure illustrations of the baseball players in uniform, most with... See More  

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New York Yankees win the World Series....

Item #697907

October 07, 1941

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, October 7, 1941  

* New York Yankees are 1941 World Series champions

* Major league baseball MLB - Subway series

* Year of Joe DiMaggio's famous hitting streak record

The front page of section 2 (sports) has a nice banner headline: "YANKEES WIN EIGHTH WORLD TITLE SINCE 1927" with subheads, box scores and 3 related photos.

Complete with all 34 page... See More  

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Published by prison inmates... Good baseball coverage...

Item #697873

March 07, 1914

THE SUMMARY, Elmira, New York, March 7, 1914  An interesting newspaper "Published Weekly by & for the Inmates of the N.Y.S. Reformatory at Elmira" as noted at the top of page 2.

Actually fine baseball content as the back page has subheads: "Matty Signs With the Giants; Says The Matter Is Now Closed", beginning: "Christy Mathewson to-day signed with the New Y... See More  

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Yankees become the first team to decide upon numbers on their jerseys...

Item #697655

January 23, 1929

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 23, 1929  

* New York Yankees baseball team

* Decide to be 1st in MLB to wear numbers

Half of the banner headline at the top of the sports page records an historic event in the world of baseball: "...Yankees to Wear Numbers This Year" with column heads including: "YANKEES TO WEAR NUMBERS THIS YEAR" "Plan of World's Champions Will Be an... See More  

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Ted Williams ends the season above .400...

Item #697654

September 29, 1941


* Ted Williams .406 batting average enters record books

* Boston Red Sox - major league baseball - MLB

Not only is it difficult to find reports on Ted Williams' season-ending .406 batting average--which has yet to be topped--but when they are found they are typically very small, inconspicuous reports without headlines.

This report is a somew... See More  

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Early Joe DiMaggio Yankees contract signing...

Item #697643

April 21, 1938

NEW YORK TIMES, April 21, 1938  

* Early Joe DiMaggio contract signing

* New York Yankees - Yanks

* MLB - major league baseball

The sport's section (page 23) has a four column headline: "Yankee Contract Is Accepted by DiMaggio" with subheads and photo of DiMaggio.

First report coverage on Joe DiMaggio's contract signing after just two seasons with the New York Yanke... See More  

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Babe Ruth demands $20,000 for the 1920 season, or he will retire...

Item #697503

December 26, 1919


* Babe Ruth to retire ?

* Demands high salary

Page 4 has an article headed: "Ruth Says He Will Retire" " 'Through With Major League Baseball' Unless Red Sox Agree to Pay Him $20,000 for Season of 1920---Not to Become a Boxer".

Great to have this report in a Boston newspaper, and perhaps only to be found in a Boston... See More  

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6 Checks from Cooperstown in 1837...

Item #697496
Her are 6 genuine checks written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated in 1837. Included is the amounts in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak on each check. Also a red ink cancellation.

Early financial items & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Base... See More  

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Satchel Paige's first Major League Baseball win... John J. Pershing death...

Item #697495

July 16, 1948

NEW YORK TIMES, July 16, 1948 

* Satchel Paige 1st MLB baseball win

* Cleveland Indians Negro star at 42 years old

* John Joseph 'Black Jack' Pershing death

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Pershing of A. E. F. Is Dead; On Service Rolls 62 Years" with subhead and nice photo. Much more on pages 12 & 13 as well.

The sport's section (page 22... See More  

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Nolan Ryan reaches 5,000 strikeouts...

Item #697433

August 23, 1989

SPORT'S SECTION ONLY of the Los Angeles Times, Aug. 23, 1989

* Pitcher Nolan Ryan

* 5,000 strikeouts

* Texas Rangers

* MLB baseball

The front page of this section has a headline: "5,000 Ryan First to Reach Plateau; He Strikes Out 13 Athletics" with color photo. (see images) Another related photo inside.

Complete sport's section only with 10 pages, great condition.... See More  

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Jimmie Foxx's 500th home run... Boston Red Sox...

Item #697360

September 25, 1940

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, September 25, 1940 

* Jimmie Foxx 500th home run (2nd ever to do so) 

* Boston Red Sox - MLB Major League Baseball

The top of page 26 has a one column heading: FOXX HITS 500TH HOMER AS BOSTON WINS, 16-8, 4-3" with subhead and box scores (see images).

Complete with 38 pages, light toning at the margins, some small binding holes along the spine, nice con... See More  

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Babe Ruth signs with the Yankees: what will the future bring?

Item #697275

January 08, 1920

NEW YORK TIMES, January 8, 1920  

* Babe Ruth joins the New York Yankees

* Biggest deal (Boston flop) in sport's history ?

The sports page (page 18) has a banner headings: "NEW YORK AMERICANS DECIDE TO RETURN TO JACKSONVILLE FOR SPRING TRAINING THIS YEAR" with subheads: "YANKEES TO TRAIN AT JACKSONVILLE" "Harry Sparrow Completes Arrangements for Club to Ret... See More  

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Babe Ruth is sold to the Yankees...

Item #697270

January 07, 1920

THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, Jan. 7, 1920 

* Babe Ruth sold to the Yankees (historic)

* New York Yankees (1st report)

* MLB baseball - Boston Red Sox

When it comes to baseball memorabilia on the immortal Babe Ruth, of which there is always much interest, this is one of the best. The sports page reports the sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees.

The sale of Babe Ruth from the Boston R... See More  

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Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #697220

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891  An inside page has a novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned: "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion of... See More  

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Chicago 'Black Sox': the entire 1919 World Series....

Item #697216

October 02, 1919

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 set has dates October 2 through 10, a consecutive run of nine issues.

October 2: ftpg. column heads: "
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Neat title... Christy Mathewson mention...

Item #697201

March 21, 1925

THE MOSQUITO, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, March 21, 1925  A curious little newspaper which appears to be the combination of the Middlesex Plain Dealer and the Perth Amboy Press. Filled mostly with local news and tidbits, many quite folksy and humorous, plus many ads as well. The front page has a bit noting: "Christy Mathewson, of baseball fame, was recently named one of the trustees of the ... See More  

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