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Al Simmons Correspondence

Al Simmons Correspondence

ca. 1930-1932

This letter from Philadelphia Athletics' star Al Simmons was written to the Louisville Slugger company. He had been offered...

Tags: Baseball | Louisville Slugger | Georgia
Lou Gehrig Correspondence

Lou Gehrig Correspondence

ca. 1930-1933

New York Yankee star Lou Gehrig was very specific about his requirements for the bats that he purchased...

Tags: Baseball | Louisville Slugger | Georgia
Charlie Berry Correspondence

Charlie Berry Correspondence

March 30, 1933

Charlie Berry was a player for the Chicago White Sox when he wrote a letter to the Hannah Manufacturing Co. showing interest...

Tags: Baseball | Louisville Slugger | Georgia
Over the Fence with Louisville Sluggers

Over the Fence

ca. 1930-1932

This advertisement notes players' statistics in order to promote the Louisville Slugger baseball bat...

Tags: Baseball | Louisville Slugger | Georgia
Mel Ott's Death

Mel Ott's Death

1958-1963

Former New York Giant Mel Ott died in a head-on collision with a car driven by a contractor named Leslie Curry, an African American man...

Tags: Baseball | Mississippi
Louis Santop Loftin

Louis Santop Loftin

June 1, 1917

Known as Louis Santop during his Negro League days, this slugging catcher is credited with a lifetime .406 batting average...

Tags: Baseball | Draft Registration | Negro League | World War I
Joseph Williams

Joseph Williams

September 12, 1918

"Smokey Joe" Williams was a dominant pitcher in the Negro Leagues...

Tags: Baseball | Draft Registration | Negro League | World War I
Christopher Torriente

Christopher Torriente

October 20, 1917

Cristobal Torriente was a hard slugging batter from Cuba who played in the Negro Leagues.

Tags: Baseball | Draft Registration | Florida | Negro League | World War I
Benjamin Harrison Taylor

Benjamin H. Taylor

June 5, 1917

Ben Taylor was from a famous baseball playing family. At one time he played for the Indianapolis ABC's...

Tags: Baseball | Draft Registration | Indiana | Negro League | World War I
John Henry Lloyd

John Henry Lloyd

September 12, 1918

Pop Lloyd was an exceptional shortstop who could bunt and steal bases with the best of the Negro League players...

Tags: Baseball | Draft Registration | Negro League | New York | World War I