Billy Evans Signed AUTO Letter Document Historical Baseball HOF Archive PSA/DNA LOA

William George Evans (D. 1956), nicknamed "The Boy Umpire," was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1906 to 1927. He became, at age 22, the youngest umpire in major league history, and later became the youngest to officiate in the World Series at age 25.

Upon his retirement at age 43, his 3,319 career games ranked fifth in major league history; his 1,757 games as a home plate umpire ranked third in AL history, and remain the eighth most by a major league umpire. He later became a key front office executive for three teams and president of the minor league Southern Association.

In addition to his inside role in the sport, Evans authored countless articles, as well as two books, Umpiring from the Inside (1947) and Knotty Problems in Baseball (1950). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, the third umpire ever selected.

Offered is this 8.5” x 11” Southern Association Bulletin dated March 6, 1944 that has tremendous baseball content and historical value.  Signed in steel tipped pen by future Hall of Famer, Billy Evans.  Included are 24 pages of baseball notes compiled by Billy Evans with his handwritten notations throughout.

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Billy Evans Signed AUTO Letter Document Historical Baseball HOF Archive PSA/DNA LOA