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October 03, 1947

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, October 3, 1947

* Yogi Berra World Series home run
* New York Yankees

This 20 page newspaper has a two column photo on page 9 with caption: "When A Pinch-Hitter Hits A Homer" which refers to Yogi Berra's home run in game 3 of the World Series.

This was the very first home run hit by a pinch-hitter in World Series history.

Other news of the day including period advertising. This issue has a little spine wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (born May 12, 1925) is a former American Major League Baseball player and manager. He played almost his entire career for the New York Yankees and was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. Berra was one of only four players to be named the Most Valuable Player of the American League three times and one of only six managers to lead both American and National League teams to the World Series.

In Game 3 of the 1947 World Series, Berra hit the first pinch-hit home run in World Series history, off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca (who later served up Bobby Thomson's famous home run in 1951).

Category: The 20th Century