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DiMaggio hitting streak hits #50...
Item # 646186
July 12, 1941
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 12, 1941
* Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak reaches 50
* New York Yankees - MLB baseball
* Best title to be had ?
The sport's section (page 7) has a three column heading: "Yanks Take 11th Straight" with subheads that include: "DIMAGGIO'S 4 HITS HELP HALT BROWNS" "Joe Runs Streak to 50 Games First Time Up, Then Homer Seals Yanks' 6-2 Victory" and more.
First report coverage on Joe DiMaggio's famous hitting streak making the 50th game mark. He would end up with 56 games in a row. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this topic.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 28 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.
Category: The 20th Century