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Earl Averill MLB home run debut... Babe Ruth's wedding day...
Item # 580722
April 17, 1929
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Springfield, Massachusetts, April 17, 1929
* Earl Averill hits home in debut (1st at bat)
* Cleveland Indians - 1st in AL history
* Babe Ruth wedding day
This 34 page newspaper has a one column photo of Babe Ruth on the front page with heading: "Ruth Will Marry Today; Abandons Secret Ceremony"
Also various baseball reports on page 24 with a two column headline: "Lind's Two-Bagger Wins 11-inning Game for Indians" and more with box scores (see images).
This was the game in which 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. Light browning, minor margin wear, otherwise good condition.
Category: The 20th Century