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Ted Williams' batting record is now official...

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December 15, 1941

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, December 15, 1941 

* Ted Williams .406 batting average enters record books
* Boston Red Sox - major league baseball - MLB

* 1st ever divisional playoff game...  NFL football 
* Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

The sports section (page 3B) has a chart titled: "Official American League Batting Averages" which show Williams with a .406 average.
Also notable on page 2B is: "It's Bears and Giants for Title" with subheads. Also team lineups, 2 photos and game stats. First report coverage on the very first NFL divisional playoff game ever played.
The front page has headlines concerning the recent bombing of Pearl Harbor with photo of the USS Arizona. Complete with 30+ pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally good.

Category: The 20th Century