Rollie Hemsley - Alcoholics Anonymous First Anonymity Break - 1940

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This 1940 issue of the Sporting News from St. Louis features the front page headline article about professional baseball player, Rollie Hemsley, and his membership in Alcoholics Anonymous. This is the very first time that a famous person publicly broke their anonymity of membership in Alcoholics Anonymous.

This listing includes the entire newspaper framed. The article about Rollie Hemsley starts on the front page which is shown in the frame and the article is continued on a later page in the newspaper. The newspaper inside the frame shows creases from being folded up for decades. The newspaper was recently placed inside the frame for the purpose of these pictures and will flatten out better over time.

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