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Lou Gehrig 1,000th consecutive game...

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August 19, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 19, 1931

* Lou Gehrig - New York Yankees
* 1,000 consecutive game milestone
* Best title to be had - MLB baseball

The sport's section (page 26) has a five column headline: "Tigers Triumph Over Yankees in Eleventh, 5 to 4" with subheads that include: "GEHRIG EXTENDS STRING" Plays 1,000th Consecutive American League Contest as Member of New York Club" and more with photo of Gehrig. (see) Nice to have in this famous NYC paper.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 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