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Lou Gehrig breaks consecutive game record...

Item # 680598

August 18, 1933

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, August 18, 1933

* Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record
* New York Yankees - MLB baseball

This 30 page newspaper has two column headlines in the sport's section (pg. 26): "Lou Gehrig Smashes Record, Is Honored by League Head", "Durable Yankee First Sacker Plays in 1308th Consecutive Game to Surpass Scott's Old Mark..." Also a nice cartoon illustration regarding this famous feat. Nice 1st report coverage on Lou Gehrig breaking the consecutive games played streak that was held by Everett Scott.

Other news of the day throughout including sports and advertisements. Minor margin wear but otherwise in nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century