Lot 373: Important Roy Campanella, Leon Day and Sam Jethroe Documents (54)
Auction Date:6/26/2005 9:00 PM EST
Fascinating details of the comings and goings of Negro League stars power these 54 documents of the Puerto Rican League from the mid-1940s. They are not signed by the players, Included are: two 1946 Leon Day telegrams with discharging from Army, great letter from the Aguadilla Club to the War Department settling dispute of Leon Day’s enlistment (refers to him as “Leon Day, colored”), Leon Day ineligibility letters and regarding his enlistment disputes (8), 1946 letter (copy) for Leon Day to sign his contract, Sam Jethroe voluntary retirement 1946 letters (2), 1949 Caguas letters to Luis Olmo (2), 1952 Willard Brown ineligibility document, 1949 copy of letter to Willard Brown r.e. Bob Thurman winning home run championship, Santiago letter r.e “Bucker” McDaniel, 1947 Monte Irvin ineligibility, 1946 Monte Irvin doctor’s letter, Roy Campanella and Sam Jethroe requesting involuntary retirement. Many other unusual pieces regarding Negro Leaguers. EX+.
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