Cornelius McGillicuddy, a.k.a. “Connie Mack”, remains a revered figure throughout the baseball world decades after his death (1956). This correspondence was penned entirely in Mack’s hand and endorsed by the “Tall Tactician” at its conclusion in black fountain pen (“9”). The 23x19 framed display includes with a letter composed on Philadelphia Athletics stationery and sent directly from McGillicuddy’s office. The letter likely details his conversation with Harry Chozen, manager of the Newport News Builders, a Class C farm team in the Athletic organization. The display also includes a 8x10 photograph above an insert reading “Connie Mack Manager Philadelphia Athletics 1901-1950, 5-Time World Series Champion”. Full photo LOA from JSA.
The letter reads (in full):
Am sending you a second baseman from the Lancaster club- you can send your precious second baseman or shortstop; they say he can play that position. Am quite sure that Fleming will send you a real shortstop in another week, then you can decide which is best. The pitcher Moor send they tell me is a real good man left hander he needs some money- so take care of him- Connie Mack.
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