condition: fair make / manufacturer: Detroit Times model name / number: October 11, 1945
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This 8 STAR edition celebrates the 1945 World Series champions Detroit Tigers. The lead story on the front page is about how Greenberg his an injury to his right hand that he sustained in game six, a game the Tigers lost in 12 innings. Greenberg and the Tigers manager, Steve O'Neil, made the last minute decision to play, which worked out for the Tigers, who won Game 7 of the World Series at Wrigley Field.
The front page has a huge picture of Hal Newhouser, the winning pitcher, being mobbed by some of the 8000 fans who welcomed the Tigers at Union Station at 12:30 a.m. The train from Chicago was a half hour late because of celebrations along the track in Ft. Wayne, IN, Montpelier, OH, and Adrian, MI. That night a formal banquet at the Book Cadillac Hotel was announced.
The back page has some great photos of the World Series win. At the top is a picture of the Tigers manager, , Newhouser, and Richards (Newhouser's catcher). Another photo shows Eddie Mayo sliding into home for the ninth run of the game. There's also another photo that shows a Webb-to-Mayo double play in the first inning.
This newspaper has the front page as well as the main photo page with all the important photos. Both pages have slightly rough edges and the middle of the front page has a very small tear that occurred from the paper being folded into fourths. Nonetheless, the photos are great and unaffected for this important part of Detroit Tigers baseball history.
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