Sports writers would be given these passes, allowing them entry to the games. Most writers would throw these away at the end of the season, but these appear to be whole and in great condition.



  • Fact 1: Lou Gehrig retired from baseball in 1939 after becoming stricken with a fatal neurological disease.
  • Fact 2: The NY Yankees swept the world championships in 1939, after winning the opener 23-2.
  • Fact 3: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in June of 1939, in Cooperstown, NY.
  • Fact 4: The Cincinnati Reds played the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first ever telecast on August 26th 1939.
  • Fact 5: Shortly after Lou Gehrig benched himself for the season due to his illness, the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees, ending their 12-game winning streak.

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