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Tommy Holmes consecutive game hit record.....

Item # 658917

July 07, 1945


* Tommy Holmes - Boston Braves
* Consecutive game hitting streak record
* Major League Baseball - MLB

The front page of section 2 (sports) has a one column heading: "HOLMES HITS IN 34TH STRAIGHT; TOPS RECORD" with subhead, small photo and box scores. First report coverage on Tommy Holmes breaking Rogers Hornsby National League record. He would end up hitting safely in 37 games. This record would last 33 years when Pete Rose broke it in 1978. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Complete with all 22 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within the masthead, small binding holes along the spine, generally very nice.

Category: The 20th Century