Sunday, July 28, 2013

Clarence Fincke Calling Card

Here is an autographed calling card or memento (as were often sent out by players for fans). Clarence Mann Fincke, Yale, class of 1897. Fincke earned his Football Y in 1895 and 1896.  In 1895 he was named a Walter Camp All-American (on Camp’s second team) as quarterback and in 1896 was again named an All-American, this time on Camp’s first team, also at quarterback. In 1895, the Springfield Daily Republican called Fincke "the steadiest player" on Yale's football squad. That same year, Fincke helped Yale shut-out the Carlisle Indian School with his impressive tackling abilities.
Fincke had a tremendous impact on Yale. In 1897, upon his graduation, Fincke was voted as the member of his class who had "done the most for Yale." He was also voted the "handsomest man in his Yale class and the most popular."

When researching Fincke one needs to be more than a bit careful, as Clarence’s cousin
William Mann Fincke (Jr.) was also a football player at Yale around this time period. This Fincke was  class of 1901 and earned his football Y in 1899 and 1900.

William also was named an All-American on Camp’s first team in 1900 (like his cousin, at quarterback).

Monday, July 22, 2013

Earliest Fritz Pollard Football Photo That Has Surfaced To Date

Walter Camp called Pollard "the finest back these eyes have ever seen."

 This rare 1909 photo is the earliest known photo of Professional Football Hall of Famer Fritz Pollard in a football uniform. By comparison, the earliest photo of him as a football player in Pollard's biography by John Carroll is a photo from 1915.  The photo is complete, but for enlargement purposes I have only included the above portion.  The matting is  embossed ”Presented by the Chicago Daily News” and  “Albert G. Lane Technical High School Football Team, 1909”. Second from the left is a young (15, almost 16, year old) Fritz Pollard.

Lane Technical High School track "contestant" badges, from the Pollard family estate, Rogers Park , Illinois. Worn by Fritz Pollard c. 1910. Each measures about 3 inches square.
The following photograph is the dorm room of Fritz Pollard taken in January, 1920. Pollard returned to college (post Brown) to begin dental studies in Philadelphia while his family resided in new York. Sent by Pollard to his sister Ruth. On the reverse, in very light pencil in Pollard's hand, "Ruth, How do you like this place, Fred". Photo from the Pollard family estate, Rogers Park, Illinois.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Comparison of Early Football Photographs to Newspaper Sketches of the Same Period (First Installment)

We had often wondered when doing research on early football, as a good number of us do routinely, whether the drawings and sketches we see printed in newspapers and magazines from those periods are really accurate representations.  After a number of years we have found dozens of comparisons of early newspaper sketches with photographs we own, primarily in the 1893 to 1898 time period. What we found gave us a new appreciation for the legitimacy of early drawings and sketches that describe football life and related events in particular.
Our conclusion from comparisons is that in general we can utilize with a high degree of confidence such newspaper and magazine sketches when doing our research.
For example, compare the newspaper sketch titled An After–Dinner Discussion (from a newspaper page of drawings all related to the Princeton football team) with the photograph of the Princeton team (oversized Albumin cabinet); the same down to the finer details. The photograph is c.1896, and some of the more recognizable individuals are Thomas Trenchard, Dudley Riggs, A.L. Wheeler, and Langdon Lea, all of Mayo card fame, as well as S.H. Thompson, F.L. Smith, A.H. Rosengarten, D.M. Balliet, H.C Armstrong, W.H. Bannard, William Church, R. Gailey, John Baird and Johnny Poe, who would have already graduated but may have been back preparing for his assistant coaching duties. As a start, Riggs is in the center holding his hat, to his right is Trenchard and behind him is Johnny Poe. You can try your luck or skill identifying the others.

This photo is one in a set and belonged to Princeton All-American William W. Church, class of 1897.

We will be including other such examples in this blog over time.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

"The Walter Camp of Cornell"

"One of the greatest difficulties against which football at Cornell has been obliged to contend has been the lack of competent coaches among our alumni. This disadvantage is now overcome. Probably no man in the country has had a wider football experience than Carl M. Johanson. Certainly there is no one who is a more widely recognized authority on the subject than he unless it is the renowned."
- Walter Camp on Carl M. Johanson
Carl M. Johanson received the title of "Father of Cornell Football" for holding the dual role of first captain and coach of the earliest football squads in the 1890s. In the Novmeber 6, 1934 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun posthumously honoring Johanson, it is written: "During his career in the '90's as a captain and coach of the Cornell team he took charge of a sport which excited only mild interest in the newly-founded university and established Cornell as a power in the football world. The difficulties he encountered can be imagined from the fact that throughout most of the football season there were not enough men on the squad to form a second team to oppose the varsity."
Furthermore, Johanson is credited for introducing Glenn "Pop" Warner to the game of football - a passion to which Warner would later dedicate his entire life. From the Sept 26, 1933 issue of the Cornell Daily Sun:  "Johanson, acting as tackle, captain, and coach of the [Cornell] football team, 'discovered' Glenn S. Warner, a 210-pound student in the Law School and persuaded him to come out for the team. Johanson gave Warner his first football instruction and the two played shoulder to shoulder on the line for many years. Warner completed his law course but did not set up a practice, immediately turning to football coaching as a means of livelihood."
Johanson's exploits are that of legend.
This is a remarkable piece. It is not only a cabinet card of Carl M. Johanson (which alone is an incredible find), but also a signed photograph from the legend himself.

When Football was Almost No More

No vintage football collection is complete without an autograph from Charles W. Eliot, the 21st President of Harvard University. Eliot was selected as Harvard's President in 1869 and had the university's longest term ever, holding the office until 1909. Eliot inherited a Harvard on the downturn; the university was facing economic turmoil brought on by Harvard's seemingly outdated classics curriculum. Elite businessmen no longer wished to send their children to a school that did not offer anything useful, such as the sciences, history, or political economy. Eliot was the visionary that saved Harvard from collapsing in its entirety. Without going into too much detail here, Eliot completely reformed American higher education; classes were expanded many fold, a greater emphasis was placed on character-building, research, technology, and a spiritual mastery of our material world. Eliot was also known for his opposition to American Imperialism and advocacy for racial equality.

While Eliot was clearly important to Harvard (and the United States) as an institution of higher learning, Eliot joins our collection due to his actions and attitudes in relation to football. The President notoriously attempted to abolish football at Harvard and thus embroiled himself in a national controversy. Eliot became the "unofficial leader" of a powerful anti-football movement. And, truth be told, the movement had some valid arguments. Football in the late 19th century was a brutal activity. For example, the 1905 season degraded into what the Chicago Tribune termed a “death harvest.” During the season, eighteen players died and over 100 others were seriously injured. Eliot explained that football was “more brutalizing than prizefighting, cockfighting or bullfighting." There were many who, just like Eliot, wanted to see football banned.

Just as Harvard's Eliot seemed to have won, and just as all hope for football seemed to be lost, the President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, intervened to help reform the sport. The relationship between Eliot and Roosevelt is discussed in Mark Bernstein's Football: The Ivy League Origins of an American Obsession. Bernstein writes, "Although relations between the presidents were outwardly polite, in private Eliot decried Roosevelt's 'lawless mind' while Roosevelt called Eliot a 'mollycoddle,' one of his favorite epithets. 'If we ever come to nothing as a nation,' he wrote to Henry Cabot Lodge at around this time, 'it will be because of the teachings of Carl Schurz, President Eliot, the Evening Post and futile sentimentalists of the international arbitration type."

On October 9, 1905, President Roosevelt held a private meeting at the White House with Walter Camp, John E. Owsley of Yale, Princeton’s Arthur Hillebrand, and Harvard’s William T. Reid. The group grudgingly hammered out new league rules to make the game safer. The select few "legalized the forward pass, abolished the dangerous mass formations, created a neutral zone between offense and defense and doubled the first-down distance to 10 yards, to be gained in three downs." The most impactful change - the legalization of the forward pass - would be revolutionized by quarterbacks like Benny Friedman and Sammy Baugh in the coming decades. Ironically, Walter Camp, the "Father of American Football," was strongly opposed to this change. Due to these changes, fatalities on the football field did decrease (with one notable exception in 1909); in 1906 and 1907, there were 11 deaths due to football each season. Although still quite a dangerous sport, football was becoming safer, and fans were becoming more comfortable expressing interest in the game. Thanks to President Roosevelt (and, truly, President Eliot), football was on its way to becoming the modern sport that we know today.

Eliot's note is on Harvard University letterhead. Signed 22 Feb. '04

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Ghosts of My Friends

Although not directly related to football, a few years back we came across a copy of a book that was of considerable interest to us.  The book is tilted The Ghosts of My Friends and is an autograph album of sorts. When an individual signed their name into the book (usually in fountain pen), the page was then folded over onto itself yielding a “ghostly” image of their signature.

The initial owner of the book had only two signatures in the book, herself and her husband, dated December 25, 1909. She later gave this book as a gift to its second owner, Will Wedge, who was a sports writer for the New York Sun. He was also the librarian at the Baseball HOF in Cooperstown, late in his career, according to his daughter. Wedge, (who for many years brought his daughter along with him while covering sports) filled this book with different autographs, and in 1949 obtained the signatures of many well known sports writers and sports broadcasters,
 as well as baseball coaches, managers, owners and other prominent sports figures of the day, including the majority of the New York Yankees baseball team. I spoke on two occasions with Wedges’ now 88 year old daughter, whose name was on the inside cover of the book which fortunately allowed me to locate her. The discussion that took place was like going back in time and was an amazing history lesson. She remembered most of those that signed the book and was very close to a number of them.

Below, we are attaching copies of many of the original signed pages. Most entries list where and when the autograph was obtained and a short description of who the individual was. This is a unique compilation and one that has an intriguing and dramatic story to go with it, best not covered in this forum.

We wanted to share this treasure in hopes that you find it as fascinating as we do. We do not know of another source of sports writers' and broadcasters' autographs.

Please note that any difference in page coloring is due to our scanner.



The Ghosts of My Friends (transcription)

Sid Keener:

Tuesday night 30 August 1949 in Press Box Sportsmans Park, St. Louis. 
Sports columnist St. Louis Star-Times.
Jeanette Kyle (x2)

Charles (Chas.) A. Singer:

Press Box, Briggs Stadium, Detroit – 23-August-1949.

W.U. Operator Detroit

D. Bradley Kyle (x2)
 Fred Bendel (x2):

10 Sept 1949 at Yankee Stadium Press Box

Newark (N.J.) News 215 Market Street Newark NJ

Dan M. Daniel:

August 13-1949 in Phil.

N.Y. World-Telegram Sports Dept.

Curt Gowdy:

Sunday 21 August 1949

at Private Dining Room

Connie Mack Day Dinner

Connie’s A’s 8 N.Y. Yankees 7

64,323 Crowd

Announcer of the Mel Allen – Larry Allen – Al Werner + Gowdy Radio Team

Mel Allen (x2):

13 August 1949

Radio Broadcaster

L.M. Schnoberger:

Wednesday 24 Aug. 1949

Chief Operator Western Union Telegram Co. at Briggs Stadium, Detroit

(Det. Tigers 13 Yankees 2)

N.Y. Yankees finals 1949 game in Detroit

3089 Drexel Ave, Detroit 15, Mich
Tommy Leach:

At Shibe Park, Phila. 13 Aug 1949

3b + outfielder Pirates (Haines City, Florida

A.L. Brandes:

Saturday, 27 August 1949

Press Box Cleveland Stadium

N.Y. Yankee 4-9-1

Cleve Indians 0-2-0

Lefty Tommy Byrne winner

Ladies Day Crowd of 82,747 including 60,887 Paid

Western Union Telegraph Chief at Cleveland ballpark

7403 Arder Ave

Parma Ohio

David Levin (x2):

2536 N.29S9: Western Union Phila. Morse Operator. 

Mike Siegel:

Sunday, 28 August 1949 at Press Box, Comiskey Park Chicago,

Western Union Operator Chicago

Frank Scott (Little Jock):

13 August 1949

Road Secretary, N.Y. Yankees B.B. Team at The Warwick Hotelm Phila., PA.

Locust Street at 17th.

Billy Johnson:

14 Aug. 1949 at Shibe Park Phila, Pa

3v-1b 1949 N.Y. Yankees

John Drebinger:

14 Aug. 1949 in Philly

N.Y. Times sports staff of Rockaville Center L.J. and alumnus (1923) of old N.Y. Evening Globe

Lefty Tommy Byrne:

In the lobby of the Muehleback Hotel Kansas City, Mo

29 August, 1949

N.Y. Yankee starting pitcher

Ben Epstein:

13 August 1949

N.Y. Daily Mirror

Bill Sulzer:

Tues Night 30 Aug 1949 in Press Box – Sportsman Park, St. Louis

Briwns beat Yankees, 6-2 Al Papai over Ed Lopat

W.U. Chief Operator in St. Louis Ball Park

Will Wedge:

Gus Mauch:

In Washington D.C. 3 Sept. 1949

N.Y. Yankee Trainer

8007-32 Ave

Jackson Height New York.

Arthur (Red) Patterson:

Publicity Director for N.Y. Yankees and former N.Y. Herald-Tribune scribe

Al Werner:

Aug. 31 1949 at Chase Hotel St. Louis Mo

Radio Technician for N.Y. Yankees Broadcasting

105 Buckingham Rd Brooklyn 26 N.Y.

Art Morrow:

15 Aug. 1949 at Shibe Park

Phila Inquirer

Charlie Silvera:

Wednesday Night 31 August 1949 in visitors’ dugout, Sportsman Park

St. Louis, Mo.

Ed Sinclair:

13 August 1949 in Phila Pa

100 Washington Ave,

Suffern, N.Y.

NY. Herald-Tribune Sports Staff

Frankie Crosetti:

31 Aug. 1949 visitors’ dugout, Sportsman Park St. Lois, Mo.

Yankee BB coach and former shortstop – from Cow Hollow San Francisco, Cal.

Hugh Bradley:

13 Aug. 1949 at Shibe Park, Phila.

N.Y. Journal-American sports staff

Phil Rizzuto:

7 Sept. 1949 in Home team club house Yankee Stadium

SS N.Y. Yankees



Joe Trimble:

14 Aug. 1949 in Phila, Pa

Graduated 1936 St. John’s College, Brooklyn

N.Y. Daily News (Tabloid)

World’s biggest circulation

Vic Raschi:

Night game, Wed. 31 August 194


Visitors’ Dugout, Sportsmans Park St. Louis, Mo.

Right handed pitcher N.Y. Yankees

Won 21 games in 1949, lost 10

Including pennant clincher vs. Red Sox

Rod McNamee:

At Shibe Park Press Box

13 August 1949

Park employee of Phila A’s


Harry Mitauer:

Wednesday Night 31 August 1949

Press Box, Sportsmans Park, St. Louis, Mo

Globe-Democrat-St. Louis scribe

Jim Davis:

13 August 1949

Press Box Stewart Shibe Park – Phila.

Lawrence (Yogi) Berra:

In Dining Car, Sept. 2, 1949.

On Penney Ry., near Johnstown Pa.

In route from St. Louis to Wash. D.C.

N.Y. Yankees catcher 24 years old

Stuart M. Boggs:

15 August 1949 in Press Box

Shibe Park Phila, PA.

Chief Operator, Western Union at Philadelphia Baseball Park

Lefty Ed (Red) Lopat:

In the new dressing room + clubhouse for visiting players at Griffith Stadium

Saturday, 3 September 1949 Washington, D.C.

Pitcher N.Y. Yankees

Jerry Mitchell:

13 August 1949 at Shibe Park Phila, Pa.

333 East 43rd

Tudor City New York, N.Y.

N.Y. Evening Post

Lefty Joe Page:

In Locker Room of Visiting club at Griffith Stadium

Georgia Avenue + “U” Street

Washington, D.C.

Satruday, 3 September 1949

Relief pitcher N.Y. Yankees B.B. Club

Took part in 60 games in 1949, plus 3 in World Series

Jack Wildman:

In Press Room – Clark Griffith Stadium

Washington, D.C. Sat. 3 September 1949

Chief Operator Griffith Stadium, Wash. D.C.

Mrs. Hugh Bradley:

August 14, 1949

At Hotel Warwick, Philadelphia

Wife of N.Y. Journal-American scribe

George E. Little:

7 Sept 1949 at Entrance of Yankee Stadium

Athletic Director of Rutgers University (future home of College Football Hall of Fame)

Allie (Chief Wahoo) Reynolds:

In the lobby – Warwick Hotel, Phila, Pa.

Sunday August 14, 1949

(Reynolds beaten 4-3 in second half of double header, by lefty Alex Kellnert A’s, Sun. Aug 14, 1949.)

N.Y. Yankees right handed starting pitcher.

Tommy Henrich:

7 Sept. 1949 in Medical Alcove of Home Club’s Dining Room at Yankee Stadium

1b + R.F. 1949 N.Y. Yankees

Mrs. Joe Trimble:

14 Aug. 1949

At Warwick Hotel Phila, Pa

Wife N.Y. Daily News Scribe 


Dr. Sidney Gaynor:

7 Sept. 1949

Yankee Stadium Medical + Rubbing Room

N.Y. Yankees Team Physician

Of Lenox Hill Hospital

Frank Shea, Hank Bauer:

R.H.P. N.Y. Yankee – arm trouble in 1949

Gerald (Jerry) Coleman:

Rookie 2b 1949 N.Y. Yankees

Hank Bauer:

In Phila. 14 August 1949

4 years in U.S. Marine Corps – 35 Months overseas as Platoon Sargeant, 4th Marine Reg. 6th Marine Division 10th Army Okinawa.

Outfielder, N.Y. Yankees

Pipe-fitter in Kansas City, Mo in off-season

Bobby Brown:

7 Sept. 1949 – Wednesday Evening in Yankee Locker Room

Just before the game which the Yankees won, 5-2, from RED SOX, with Bobby Brown hitting a two-run homer in 8th inning off “Handsome Jack” Kramer, before 66,875 crowd.

3b, N.Y. Yankee and Tulane University medical student

Al Lang:

14 August 1949 in Phila, Pa

Of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Florida’s Baseball Ambassador

William (Bill) Malcolm Dickey:

Wed. Night Sept 7, 1949 in Yankee Stadium home tea locker room

Former star catcher + 1949 coach of N.Y. Yankees

Larry Allen:

Statistician of his brother, Mel Allen, on Yankee Broadcasting program

Cliff Mapes:

RF – N.Y. Yankees (fine throwing arm)

Eddie Murphy:

Sept. 9, 1949 in N.Y. Sun Sports Dept.

Baseball expert, now in charge of Night Desk in Sports Sept. N.Y. SUN paper

567-16th St. Brooklyn, N.Y.

Nick Wedge

Gus Niarhos:

18 August 1949 at Yankee Stadium

Catcher (Greek-Amer. from Birmingham, ALA) N.Y. Yankees B.B. Team

William Waite:

August 17th, 1949

Bartender, N.Y. Yankees Stadium Press Box

Born in Balboa, Panama

Joe Dimaggio:

before Night game of Sept. 7, 1949 on stool in front of “The Yankee Clipper” locker in Club House

hitting .351 as of Sept 7 1949

34 year old

center fielder of N.Y. Yankees

Jack Farrell (x2):

Secretary in N.Y. Yankees office

In charge of players speaking engagements

Howard Smith:

Thursday Sept. 8 1949 in Press Box Yankee Stadium (Rain out of game with Red Sox)

Chief Operator Western Union Telegraph Co. at Yankee Stadium

Fred Down:

In Press Box, Yankee Stadium

Friday, 9 September 1949

N.Y. Sun sports staff

651 21st 188 Street N.Y.C.

Ed Fisher (x2):

N.Y. Yankee Enterprises

Archie Down:

N.Y. Sun, Copy Cutter

Composing Room Staff (Night Side)

85 Bronx River Road

Yonkers, NY

Humbert B. O’Byrne:

August 17/49

El Tiempo


202-W 102 St. Apt. #4-W

Joe King:

Sun – Sept. 11, 1949

N.Y. World – Telegram Sport sports staff

And as of September 1949

The “Ghost Writer” for Joe DiMaggio, in a new World-Telly + Scripps-Howard Syndicate feature

“Joe DiMaggio on The Pennant Race”

Lester Raymond Goodman:

18 Aug. 1949 in Press Box, Yankee Stadium

of the Elias Baseball Bureau, (averages + statistics) 11 West 42nd St, N.Y. City

Julius O. Alder, Jr.:

Sunday, 11 September 1949 – Press Box Yankee Stadium

Son of one of the chief executives of the N.Y. Times

Sen (Julius Alder, Sr.) also head of N.Y. National Award

Aaron Lanier:

Auditor, N.Y. Yankees B.B. Club

Frank True:

of N.Y. Sun sports staff (from K.C., Mo)

34-10 84th street Jackson Heights, N.Y.

J.P. Rust:

The Night of the Dedication of Babe Ruth Plaza on 161st north of Yankee Stadium

17 August 1949

210 West 55th St.

N.Y.C. 19. NY.

Herb Goren:

Sunday Night, 11 Sept. 1949 at N.Y. Sun office

280 Broadway

N.Y. Sun sports staff

2865 Ocean Ave

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Walter M. Lindley:

At Yankee Stadium Press Box

Thursday, 18 august 1949

9 Evelyn Ave

Westbury N.Y.

W.U. Operator

(Colonel) Dave Francis Egan:

Friday, 9 Sept. 1949 in Press Box Yankee Stadium

Score – Red Sox 7 – Yankees 1 – Ellis Kinder – pitcher – winner of this 19th victory of season (5 lost)

Losing pitcher Ed Lopat

Boston sports Columnist

Graduate of Harvard (law)

Frank Conniff:

Columnist “East Side, West Side”

N.Y. Journal-American

Ted Smits:

In Press Box, Yankee Stadium

Friday Sept. 9, 1949 (Red Sox 7, Yankees 1 – 53,548 crowd)

Associated Press (sports editor)

50 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y.C.

J. Ira Seebacher:

At Yankee Stadium – 161st + River, the Bronx

18 August 1949

N.Y. Morning Telegraph

(the bible of Race Horse players)

Joe Williams:

In N.Y. Yankee Stadium locker room

8 Sept. 1949

Sports Columnist N.Y. World-Telegram

Dana Mozley (x2):

In Press Box at Yankee Stadium

18 August 1949

N.Y. Daily News Sports Dept

Willard Mullin:

Sept. 8, 1949 in Yankee Locker Room Yankee Stadium

Rain - + postponement with Red Sox

Sports Columnist, N.Y. World Telly and Scripps – Howard papers

Joseph J. Barriskill:

Sunday 21 august 1949 in Press Box, Yankee Stadium

press box chief – Yankee Stadium

from Belfast, Ireland – former soccer player + Olympic official

James (Jimmy) J. Cannon:

In N.Y. Yankee Club House

8 September 1949

Sports Columnist N.Y. Evening Post

Arlie (Arlington) Latham:

Sunday, 21 August 1949 – Connie (86 yr. old) Mack Day Yankee Stadium

Latham: born West Labanoa, N.H., 15 March 1859

One time 3b for St. Louis Bronces of old Amer. Ass’n back in the 1880’s

90 years old attendant at Press Box Yankee Stadium

111 – Seventh St. Apt. 205

Garden City L.2 N.Y.

(Chas. L. (Chief) Zimmer (catcher for Cy Young) died Aug. 22, 1949 at age of 88 (or 90 as claimed in obit)

Dave Rall:

September 7, 1949 Yankee Stadium

1703 Washington Ave, Bronx 57 N.Y.

Western Union, Morse operator on A.P. + N.Y. Sun wire

Joe Sheehan:

Yankees5 Senators 4

18 August 1949

N.Y. Times, Sports Staff

201 Dogwood Road, Valley Stream, N.Y.

Charley (King Kong) Keller:

In Pullman Car “Alleghauy County” (Y3) on Pennsy Ry., on route to Washington D.C. from St. Louis – Friday Sept. 2, 1949

N.Y. Yankee outfielder

Sol Habel:

Rainy Thursday, 18 August 1949 at Yankee Stadium

Western Union operator

2083 Clinton Ave

Bronx 57, N.Y.

Danny Menendez:

19 August 1949 at Hotel Muehlebach, K.C. 6, Mo

General Manager of Kansas City Blues of Amer. Ass’n

Formerly the Denver, Co. Club

Edw. P. Duffy:

At office of NY Sun Paper – 280 B’way

18 August 1949

Of N.Y. Sun sports staff

Residence: 173 Passaie Avenue, Mifley, U.J.

Clarence (Brick) Laws:

In the Truman Presidential Suite – 11th Floor Hotel Muehlebach in Kansas City, Mo

29 Aug. 1949

President Oakland, Calif. Pacific Coast League Club

Harry H. Magovsky

Jim (The Milkman) Turner:

On Pullman Car “McReynolds” or the “Y1” of Yankees’ two-car caravan on N.Y. Central Ry, going from Detroit to Cleveland

Wednesday Aug 24 1949

N.Y. Yankee Coach

1004 Wordmont Blvd Nashville, Tenn Jim turner’s residence

George M. Weiss:

Saturday, 20 Aug. 1949 in the Bar, Yankee Stadium

7-3 over A’s

66,912 Ladies Day Crowd

General Manager N.Y. Yankees

Bill Skiff:

Mon. 29 August 1949 Night Game at Blues Stadium Kansas City, Mo

19,808 Exhibition game attendance

K.C. Blues 11-17-0

N.Y. Yankees 3-6-0

22nd Brooklyn St. K.C., Mo.

Manager of the Kansas City Blues of Amer. Ass’n. + resident of New Rochelle, N.Y.

Charles Dillon (Casey) Stengel:

Tues. 23 August 1949 in visitors’ Dugout, Briggs Stadium Detroit Mich

Manager N.Y. Yankees Baseball Club

Del Webb:

Monday, 29 August 1949 in Room 1136 – The Harry Truman Presidential Suite Hotel Muehlebach

Kansas City, Mo. 12th + Baltimore Streets

Vice President of N.Y. Yankees B.B. Club + Pres. of Kansas City Blues.

Johnny Mize:

Tues. Aug, 23, 1949. Locker room, Briggs Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, the day after his (Mize) sale to the Giants by the Yankees.

1b, a stockholder in a Florida Orange Juice Company. De Leone Springs, Fla, Box 106. In New York City – Park Vandome Apts, 57th Street.