George Tuck Stainback Signed AUTO 1936 Chicago Cubs Baseball Contract w/ Phillip Wrigley

George Tucker (Tuck) Stainback (D. 1992) was an American professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 13 seasons with the Chicago Cubs (1934–1937), St. Louis Cardinals (1938), Philadelphia Phillies (1938), Brooklyn Dodgers (1938–1939), Detroit Tigers (1940–1941), New York Yankees (1942–1945), and Philadelphia Athletics (1946).

Career highlights

*              As a rookie outfielder with the Chicago Cubs in 1934, he batted .306.
•    In the 1935 World Series, Stainback was on the bench for the Chicago Cubs when he began riding umpire George Moriarty, leading to the entire Cubs' dugout being cleared. Stainback was ejected. He did not make an appearance in the 1935 World Series.
•    In April 1938, after four seasons with the Cubs, Stainback was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in a deal for pitcher Dizzy Dean.
•    On May 28, 1938, after being selected off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies, Stainback single-handedly prevented Carl Hubbell from pitching a perfect game. Stainback was the only Phillies baserunner, as he had both a walk and a single off Hubbell.
•    Traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers on July 30, 1940, Stainback hit .327 in 104 at bats for the Dodgers.
•    Stainback played four seasons for the New York Yankees from 1942 to 1945. He played in seven World Series games for the Yankees in 1942 and 1943, helping the Yankees to win the 1943 World Series.
•    After retiring as a player, Stainback helped organize the first pension system for major league ballplayers in 1947.

Phillip Knight Wrigley (D. 1977) often called P. K. Wrigley, was an American chewing gum manufacturer and executive in Major League Baseball, inheriting both of those roles as the quiet son of his much more flamboyant father, William Wrigley Jr.  When his father died in 1932, Wrigley took over as the owner of the Chicago Cubs (which he owned until his death in 1977)

Offered is an official Uniform Player’s Contract for the National League – Chicago Cubs outfielder, Tuck Stainback, who was paid $6000 for the season. The contract has been hand signed by both Stainback and Phillip K Wrigley.  NL president Ford Frick’s signature has been signed by proxy (i.e. secretarial).   

Historic piece of Cubs history!!!

Item: 12389

Price: $195.00
George Tuck Stainback Signed AUTO 1936 Chicago Cubs Baseball Contract w/ Phillip Wrigley