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1956-12-19 The Sporting News Baseball Magazine Contents December 19 1956
Cover cartoon is ” What’s Cooking” by Willard Mullin showing a football player and a fighter seated atop a stove labeled “Hot Stove League” with fan below ready to light it up!
Headline of issue “Scott Says Yanks Didn’t Nurse Streaks – 1,307 Game Player Tells of Own Skein” featuring Everett Scott talking about both his and Lou Gehrig’s streaks
JACKIE ROBINSON TRADED FROM DODGERS TO GIANTS FOR $35,0000 AND DICK LITTLEFIELD … headline reads “History Maker Jackie Crosses Bridge” with two headshot photos of Robinson below, one from 1947, the other from ’56 … 4 articles in all start on this page, one each by Dan Daniel, Joe King, and Jimmy Burns plus “News Takes Jackie by Surprise–‘But That’s Baseball'” by Harold Rosenthal
“Greenberg Holds Teepee Flap Open to ‘Retiring Flip'” as Indians GM Hank Greenberg tries to convince Al Rosen not to retire
Part 1 of 2 — PEE WEE … PRIDE OF FLATBUSH … Beaned Early First Season, He’s Been Regular 16 Years” first of 2 part Pee Wee Reese feature
Page of N.L. batting stats includes large headshot cartoon of batting champ Hank Aaron
Necrology: Obituary fro Mrs. Grace Comiskey
Plus, believe it or not, much more! Including several articles covering many other players, usually at least something from each team; winter ball coverage; The separately numbered 8-page “The All-Sports News” section covering football and other sports
32 pages plus 8-page “The All-Sports News” section for 40 pages total.