The House that Ruth built first opened its doors in 1923 and although the Yankee slugger may have helped make Yankee Stadium what it is today, he was not involved in the actual construction of the building. This pair of 1923 letters attests to the “business side” of the construction of the ballpark. The 8-1/2 x 11” typed letter duo present in EX condition and are dated June 12, 1923 and September 13, 1923 respectively. The June 12 document deals with compensation for materials, while the September 13 document is about the insurance for the building. A solid collectible for any Yankee or vintage baseball fan.
Letters read (in full):
June 12, 1923 letter:
Received from White Construction Co. Inc the sum of $265,13 under and pursuant to the terms of contract and extra orders if any, between said Company and the undersigned; said payment being in full settlement of all payments due the undersigned under said contract and extra orders for work done or materials furnished by the undersigned on the Yankee Stadium, New York City, American League Base Ball Club of N.Y., owners.
All guarantees under said contract shall remain in full force and effect as therein provided.
M. Limanti & Son,
Grand Central Terminal, N.Y. City
September 13, 1923 letter:
Receipt is acknowledged of all sums due the undersigned for insurance coverage at the Yankee Stadium, New York City, American League Base Ball Club of N.Y., owners.
Travelers Insurance Co.
Frederick K. Gaston – Borough Agents