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Willard Brown 1st black AL homerun.

Item # 568969

August 14, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, August 14, 1947 This 48 page newspaper has a one column headline on page 30: "BROWNS DOWN TIGERS AFTER 7-1 SETBACK" with box scores. (see)

Tells of negro player Willard Brown becoming the first black player to hit a home run in the American League. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning, otherwise in good condition.

Category: The 20th Century