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Walter Johnson 1924 World Series Game 1 News-Service Photo with Mother

Lot Number 402

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After 18 seasons and over 700 games, 36-year-old Walter Johnson finally had the satisfaction of seeing his mother in the stands for the very first time! Minnie Perry had traveled all the way from Kansas to witness Johnson lose a 12-inning nail biter in Game 1 of the 1924 World Series. This United Newspictures 8x10 shot appears to be Type I and exhibits typical peripheral newsroom wear and surface rippling. The paper caption reads, "MOTHER TO SEE FAMOUS SON PITCH / Walter Johnson, the veteran hero of the Washington American League Baseball Club, and his mother, who arrived in the National Capital from her home in Coffeyville, Kas., to see her son pitch the first game of the World's Championship Series against the Giants. The game will be the first big league game in which she will see her son pitch."



 
 
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