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Mel Ott death...

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November 22, 1958

THE TIMES PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 22, 1958 

* Mel Ott death 
* New York Giants 
* Major league baseball 

This 46 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page: "OTT DIES IN OPERATING ROOM OF CRASH HURTS" with subhead and photo of Ott. (see) Much more in the sport's section.

Tells of the death a famous major league baseball star Mel Ott.

Other news of the day. Little margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes:
Melvin Thomas "Mel" Ott (March 2, 1909 – November 21, 1958), nicknamed "Master Melvin", was a Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career for the New York Giants (1926-1947). Ott was born in Gretna, Louisiana. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. The first National League player to surpass 500 home runs, he was unusually slight of stature for a power hitter, at 5'9" 170 lb (77 kg).

Category: The 20th Century