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Early Joe DiMaggio Yankees contract signing...

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April 21, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 21, 1938

* Early Joe DiMaggio contract signing
* New York Yankees - Yanks
* MLB baseball

The sport's section (page 23) has a four column headline: "Yankee Contract Is Accepted by DiMaggio" with subheads and photo of DiMaggio. (see) First report coverage on Joe DiMaggio's contract signing after just two seasons with the New York Yankees. He wouldn't be nicknamed the "Yankee Clipper" until 1939. Great to have in this famous New York City publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 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. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century