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1952 Correspondence Signed by Tom Yawkey

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The name “Yawkey” is synonymous with the Boston Red Sox and their multiple (and painful) near-misses. This vintage document, however, details the family’s earliest ties to big league ownership: an early-1900s endeavor with the Detroit Tigers. Composed by baseball historian Karl Wingler on an 8-1/2 x 11” sheet of personal letterhead, the correspondence is dated “July 21, 1952” and details his project of statistical history of the American League. Specifically, Wingler is seeking information regarding Tom Yawkey’s uncle (and adoptive father) William Clyman Yawkey, who passed away in 1919. In compliance, Thomas Yawkey (d.1976) signed the letter in black-ink steel tip fountain pen (“9” strength). Auction LOA from JSA

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