News Journal archives week of Oct. 9

“Pages of history” options excerpts from The News Journal archives together with the Wilmington Morning News, The Morning News and the Journal-Every Evening.

Oct. 9, 1956, Wilmington Morning News

Don Larsen pitches first best recreation in World Series historical past

Don Larsen, tall, temperamental New York Yankee righthander, pitched the primary best recreation in World Series historical past the day before today and beat Brooklyn’s Sal Maglie, 2-0. The triumph gave the Yanks a 3-2 edge after 5 video games.

Retiring 27 successive Dodgers whilst 64,519 lovers nibbled at their finger nails, the 27-year-old Larsen drew an ear-splitting ovation as he whipped a 3rd referred to as strike previous pinch hitter Dale Mitchell for the overall out….

Front page of the Wilmington Morning News from Oct. 9, 1956.

Not since Charley Robertson of the Chicago White Sox mowed down Detroit for an ideal recreation April 30, 1922 in a typical season recreation had a big league pitcher long past 9 complete innings with out permitting a batsman to succeed in first base….

Delaware baseball information:He used to be having a ‘nervous breakdown.’ But this Delaware native turned his life, baseball career around

Oct. 10, 1936, Journal-Every Evening

U.S. financiers talk zeppelins to compete with Nazis

High above the North Atlantic, the luxury German airliner Hindenburg sailed homeward today for the last time this season, leaving behind some of America’s wealthiest businessmen attempting to determine tips on how to finance the development of zeppelins right here to compete with the German air queen.

Page 2 of the Journal-Every Evening from Oct. 10, 1936.

There used to be represented, so the statistical sharps determined, absolutely $10 billion in personal capital when the Hindenburg sailed for 10 hours over six jap states the day before today. Aboard had been 80 leaders of trade, finance and politics.

Paul W. Litchfield, head of the Goodyear-Zeppelin pursuits, expressed the overall opinion because the send nosed down frivolously at her Lakehurst mooring: “The Hindenburg with 10 trans-Atlantic crossings without incident has definitely proved the worth of the lighter-than-air craft as a passenger, mail and freight carrier.”

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