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March 14, 1954

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, March 14, 1954 

* Bobby Thomson injury 
* Led to Hank Aaron debut 
* Milwaukee Braves (Atlanta)

This 70+ page Sunday edition newspaper has a two column heading on the front page of the sport's section (inside): "Bobby Thomson Fractures Ankle"

wikipedia notes: On March 13, 1954, Milwaukee Braves left fielder Bobby Thomson fractured his ankle while sliding into second base during a spring training game. The next day, Aaron made his first spring training start for the Braves' major league team, playing in left field and hitting a home run. This led Hank Aaron to a major league contract and a Braves uniform with the number five.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Some small binding holes along spine, minor margin wear, otherwise good condition.

Category: The 20th Century