Clark Griffith Typed Letter Signed AUTO Washington Senators D.1955 PSA/DNA LOA

Clark Griffith (D. 1955), nicknamed "The Old Fox", was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, manager and team owner. He began his MLB playing career with the St. Louis Browns (1891), Boston Reds (1891), and Chicago Colts/Orphans (1893–1900). He then served as player-manager for the Chicago White Stockings (1901–1902) and New York Highlanders (1903–1907).

He retired as a player after the 1907 season, remaining manager of the Highlanders in 1908. He managed the Cincinnati Reds (1909–1911) and Washington Senators (1912–1920), making some appearances as a player with both teams. He owned the Senators from 1920 until his death in 1955. Sometimes known for being a thrifty executive, Griffith is also remembered for attracting talented players from the National League to play for the Senators when the American League was in its infancy. Griffith was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.

Offered is an 8.5” x 11” typed letter signed in black steel tipped pen on Senators letterhead dated May 9, 1932.   He writes to Ed Onslow (who had played Major League baseball between 1912-27, with several stops in between to the minors).  In 1932, Onslow was managing the Harrisburg ball club (in Pennsylvania).  Onslow had expressed interest in Senators, infielder, Jim McLeod. He mentions, that they have a minor league player, Walter Cazen who might be available (sidenote, Cazen played minor league ball until 1945 and died at the age of 37 in 1946 from tuberculosis.  He was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame in 2009)

Fantastic Autograph steel tipped pen signature that we’d rate a 9.5/10. Letter had originally been mounted into a scrapbook

Full PSA/DNA LOA

 



Item: 12834

Price: $289.00
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Clark Griffith Typed Letter Signed AUTO Washington Senators D.1955 PSA/DNA LOA