What's Inside the Pages of Vintage Magazine Back Issues
1948-01-07 The Sporting News Baseball Magazine Contents
Cover cartoon is “Wait Till They Try This in Brooklyn!”
Headline on front cover is “St. Louis Can’t Support 2 Clubs – Breadon — ‘Fan Area Smallest in the Majors’ featuring Cardinals owner Sam Breadon
St. Louis Interests Mustering Forces to Acquire Browns – Kentuckian ‘Fronts’ for Two Local Millionaires in Negoitions, But Muckerman Awaits ‘Firm Offer’
Feature article on Grady Hatton who’s switching from third base to the outfield – cartoon of Hatton with photos of stars who changed positions surrounding him including Babe Ruth, Jimmy Foxx, Jackie Robinson, Stan Musial and others
“Looping the Loops” column by J.G. Taylor Spink focuses on Bob Lemon with photo of Lemon
Feature article about Phil Masi with 4 photos
“Home Run Cup Copped for Keeps, Giants Figure” with large Willard Mullin cartoon of his Giant holding a cup for “Greatest Home Run Hitting Team in History, 1947”
Feature article on World Series star of the Yankees Aaron Robinson with focus on his being upset at upstart Yogi Berra being made starting catcher. There’s even a small pic of Yogi where he’s labeled “Usurper”
Roy Campanella “May Be Second Negro Big League Regular” includes 2 photos of Campy and makes up more than half a full page
Huge 2 page page center spread of photos headlined “Pictures of Year – Acrobatic Action in the Big Tent – Caught by Camera-Clickers”
Necrology – Obituary for George Blaeholder
Plus, believe it or not, much more! Including box scores, standings, statistics, minor league coverage, plus the 8page All-Sports section which covers football, basketball, hockey and other sports.
Chesterfield Cigarettes ad on back cover features large image of Gary Cooper
28 pages plus 8 page All-Sports News Supplement for 36 pages total.