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August 21, 1945

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 21, 1945 

* Tommy Brown - Brooklyn Dodgers 
* Youngest to ever hit a home run 

This 38 page newspaper has two column headlines on page 25 that include: "Tom Brown's First Homer Keeps Roe From Shutout Victory" and more with box scores. This happens to be the youngest MLB baseball player ever to hit a home run (17 years old). Nice to have in this famous NYC title.

Other news of the day throughout. Rag edition in great condition.

wikipedia notes: Thomas Michael "Buckshot" Brown (born December 6, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York) was a Major League Baseball Utility player from 1944 to 1953. Brown became the youngest player ever to hit a home run in the Major Leagues when he homered on August 20, 1945 at the age of 17. On September 18, 1950 Brown hit three consecutive home runs in a game.

Category: The 20th Century