GEORGE M. WEISS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/15/1939 - HFSID 171239
Sale Price $378.00
GEORGE M. WEISS
The architect of the Yankees farm system writes to his scouts about signing ballplayers from college.
TLS: "George M. Weiss" as Vice President of the Newark International Baseball Club, 1p, 8½x11. Ruppert Stadium, Newark, N.J., 1939 May 15. Form letter signed in ink. Headed: "To All Scouts". In full: "I am enclosing herewith sample agreement [not present] which I believe covers most of the points desirable in a college agreement. We know, of course, that practically every case differs and it will be necessary to change these agreements to cover individual cases. However, it can be used as a basis for most agreements. You will, of course, be sure to communicate with this office before definitely closing any agreement to learn with what club to make it and also regarding the terms." George M. Weiss (1895-1972) developed the great Yankees farm system in the 1930s and 1940s. As the Yankees' General Manager from 1947 to 1960, his teams won 10 pennants and seven World Series, including five in a row. He concluded his career as the first President of the Mets. Weiss was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, a year before he died. Folds, horizontal fold touches the lower loop of the "G". Lightly creased. Staple holes at upper left blank corner. Shaded at blank left and bottom margin, tip of lower right corner missing. Overall, fine condition.
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