TLS, one page, 7.75 x 8.75, American Base Ball Club of Philadelphia letterhead, September 10, 1949. Letter to Shannon Fife of the Lake Placid Club, in part: "Last night was quite cold, however we played the game and won same. Shantz pitched a remarkable game. At the present time the team is in good shape, due to the fact that Joost and Majeski are now playing. Joost was taken with a bad cold in Detroit and did not play in the Cleveland or Boston series. He came back to Philadelphia and went into the hospital. He has recovered now, although he is still a little weak. Majeski was hit by a pitched ball and was also out for a month. Am quite certain that we will finish in fifth place this year. At the present time, we are looking for an infielder and a number of outfielders. The World Series will probably start on October 5th in either New York or Boston. Am not certain as to which club will win. However, I think that St. Louis will win the National League pennant. Hope that you and your brothers are enjoying yourself and that your brothers will attend the World Series." Nicely double-matted and framed with an original press photo from 1949 (along with its press caption) and a biographical plaque to an overall size of 22.5 x 18.5. In fine condition, with a couple of staple holes and some light wrinkling.
The Brooklyn Dodgers ended up holding off the St. Louis Cardinals to win the National League title by one game, while the crosstown New York Yankees likewise finished one game ahead of the Boston Red Sox. The 'Bronx Bombers' defeated 'Dem Bums from Brooklyn' in a five-game World Series, capping off a decade of dominance for both New York clubs.
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