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1932 World Series Review by Tony Cabooch

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Two American "Classics" as well as several age-old traditions are simultaneously celebrated with this unique broadcast keepsake. Specifically, this four-page "World Series in Dialect and Rhyme" was issued after the 1932 Fall Classic and details the Yankees' decisive conquest of the Chicago Cubs. The vintage document shows the line scores from each of the (4) World Series contests (all won by the “Bronx Bombers”). The printed text is basically Chester Gruber's script from his radio broadcasts. Gruber worked for St. Louis station KMOX, describing games under the alias "Tony Cabooch," speaking in phonetics with a knack for imitating various nationalities. With Anheuser Busch's local sponsorship and soaring popularity, Gruber's (or "Cabooch's") broadcasts were picked up by CBS and broadcast throughout the network. This particular souvenir hails from Cincinnati's famed WLW (AM 700). The text portrays an Italian dialect, describing the game and simultaneous political events (FDR's attendance at Game 3 is noted). Of note in the Game 3 description is "Cabooch's" take on Babe Ruth's "called shot." While it says nothing about Ruth "pointing," the vocal crowd and it's deriding of Ruth is definitely noted (as are the Bambino's historic circuit clouts). The item is complete, though repeated compacting folds have resulted in wear and a series of separations.

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