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June 13, 1939

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, June 13, 1939.

* Cooperstown, New York becomes a tourist stop
* National Baseball Hall of Fame dedication


The front page of section 2 (sports) has a one column heading: "CENTENNIAL IS ANNIVERSARY OF CHANGE IN GAME" with subhead and banner pictorial along the bottom margin. The back page has a nice photo of the first inductees into the Hall of Fame including Babe Ruth & Cy Young. Nice to have in the World famous publication.
Complete with all 30m pages, rag edition in great condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.

wikipedia notes: The Hall of Fame was dedicated on June 12, 1939 by Lee Ferrick Andrews, grandson of Edward Clark, who was a founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company. Stephen C. Clark was owner of a local hotel and sought to bring tourists to Cooperstown, which had been damaged by the Great Depression, which significantly reduced the local tourist trade, and by Prohibition, which had devastated the local hops industry. A claim that U.S. Civil War hero Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown was instrumental in the early marketing of the Hall.

Category: The 20th Century