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Babe Ruth sets new home run record... Chicago White Sox win A.L. Pennant...

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September 25, 1919

BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, Sept. 25, 1919 

* Babe Ruth sets home run record
* Chicago White Sox win American League Pennant
* Stage set for the Black Sox Series

A one column head on the sports page notes: "Babe Ruth King Of Home Run Hitters" with the report beginning: "Babe Ruth put all the compelling impact at his command into his powerful swing yesterday and lifted a home run over the roof of the right wing of the grand stand and into the adjoining lot...the kind of a girding smash for a man to make to shatter fittingly the best previous major league performances in the home run line...Ruth brought his total home runs for the year up to twenty-eight..." with more.
Also of interest on the sports page, and quite significant, is a pictorial of Eddie Cicotte of the White Sox with a related article concerning him and the beginning of the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. Yet another article announces the capturing the American League Pennant to move forward to the World Series. This would be the infamous "Black Sox" Series in which Cicotte would play an important role.

Sixteen pages, quite irregular at the spine margin due to disbinding, with some text loss but not remotely close to the mentioned articles. Archival repairs and strengthening at the spine. See images for details.

Category: The 20th Century