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Earl Averill MLB home run debut... Babe Ruth marries...



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April 17, 1929

THE KNICKERBOCKER PRESS, Albany, New York, April 17, 1929 This 24 page newspaper has two column headlines on the front page that include: "Widow to Become Ruth's Bride at Church Today" and more. (see) Tells of the day Babe Ruth married Claire Hodgson.

Also one column headlines on page 14 that include: "INDIANS DEFEAT TIGERS, 5 TO 4, IN ELEVEN INNINGS" and more with box scores. (see)

Though not mentioned, this was the game that Earl Averill hit a home run in his very 1st MLB at bat. He was the first player to achieve this in American League history.

Other news of the day throughout. Minor spine wear, otherwise in good condition.

Category: The 20th Century