Branch Rickey extraordinary signed letter signed to Eddie Dyer with Great Depression content JSA LOA

Branch Rickey (D. 1965) was an innovative Major League Baseball (MLB) executive elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. He was perhaps best known for breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier by signing African American player Jackie Robinson, for drafting the first Afro-Hispanic superstar, Roberto Clemente, for creating the framework for the modern minor league farm system, for encouraging the Major Leagues to add new teams through his involvement in the proposed Continental League, and for introducing the batting helmet.

Offered is a 2 paged typed letter signed (in black steel tipped pen) on St. Louis Cardinals letterhead from October 1932 to Eddie Dyer who was a staple as a player and as a coach/manager in the St. Louis Cardinals Major and Minor league system.  Rickey goes into extraordinary detail regarding financial reductions to their spending due to the Great Depression.  This letter definitely gives great insight into the inner workings of baseball due to our country’s economic downfall. 

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Branch Rickey extraordinary signed letter signed to Eddie Dyer with Great Depression content JSA LOA