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1948-02-25 The Sporting News Baseball Magazine Contents February 25 1948
Cover cartoon is “Acid Test for Ben” by Willard Mullin featuring Eddie Miller and Ben Chapman
Headline on front cover is “MacPhail Blasts Rickey in Negro Row – Denies Vote for Barrier Was Taken: Former Yankee Head Joins in Uproar Over Talk by Dodger President” with article continuing onto page two and sidebar article “Rickey Flayed Owners at Wilberforce Event” there in full as well
Feature article on Prince Hal Newhouser with several photos and talk of the possibility of his winning 300 games
“Now’s the Hour to Say Goodbye to Ice” as teams prepare to descend on Florida, California and Arizona for Spring Training
Short sidebar article by Ernie Harwell “Claim That Wright, Anson Made Initial Southern Trips in 1886 Debunked
“Prof. Feller Holds Pitching Clinic for Scribes”
“Looping the Loops” column by J.G. Taylor Spink is about “Barbering For–and With Players” with photo of Barber Jack haynes and stories of players at the barber shop
Article covering the death of Mordecai Three-Finger Brown
Plus, believe it or not, much more! Including the 8 page All-Sports section which features a Willard Mullin cartoon of Joe Louis on the cover with article about fight terms between Louis and Jersey Joe Walcott beginning there as well. Inside the section a half-page article with large head-shot photo of pro wrestler Ed Strangler Lewis.
Chesterfield Cigarettes ad on back cover features large image of Claudette Colbert
28 pages plus 8 page All-Sports News Supplement for 36 pages total.