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1948-02-18 The Sporting News Baseball Magazine Contents February 18 1948
Cover cartoon is “Look Who’s Talking” by Willard Mullin featuring his famed Brooklyn Bum
Headline on front cover is “Hall of Fame Picks Cheapened — Lanigan: Voting Plan Draws Fire of Director, Raps ‘Forced’ Second Ballot When No Player Receives 75 Pct. of First Poll”
Ailing Babe in Miami to Soak Up Sunshine featuring photo of Mr and Mrs Babe Ruth
Article about Phillies Emil Verban and Eddie Miller
“Looping the Loops” column by J.G. Taylor Spink focuses on Buddy Rosar
Carl Hubbell cartoon
Best Guess on Jackie’s Pay $15,000, Boost of 200 Per Cent Over ’47” about Jackie Robinson with sidebar article “Baird Insists K.C. Monarchs ‘Signed’ Jackie” where KC Monarchs owner TY Baird refers to Branch Rickey’s “raid” and “spiriting away” of Robinson
Feature on Fred Luderus, old-time first basemen who replaced Frank Chance
Plus, believe it or not, much more! Including the 8 page All-Sports section which features a Willard Mullin cartoon of 18 year old figure skater Dick Button with accompanying article.
Chesterfield Cigarettes ad on back cover features large image of Jack Oakie
28 pages plus 8 page All-Sports News Supplement for 36 pages total.