GEORGE ZAHARIAS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/03/1948 - HFSID 255187
Sale Price $162.00
Writing his wife Babe Zaharias's manager Fred Corcoran on her personal Wilsons Sporting Goods letterhead
Autograph Letter Signed: "George Zaharias", 1 page 7½x10¼. Chicago, Illinois, 1948 May 3. On letterhead of Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Member Advisory Staff "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias. In full: "Heres the Memphis paper. Babe got men Very good here; I wrote you yesterday as far as I know Skouras is Stalling on the shorts. So see what you can do. Or ask (Lawton/Carner) to call Skouras and ask them if they are going to make the shorts or not. I think we should know one way or the other. This all now Fred. Give our Best to everybody. as ever George Zaharias" George Zaharias (1908-1984), born Thomas Vetoyanis, was a professional wrestler called "the Crying Greek from Cripple Creek," usually cast as the ring villain. In 1938 he met Babe Didrickson, track and field gold medalist at the 1932 Olympics, at a celebrity golf tournament. They married later that year, and George managed Babe's golf career thereafter, also caring for her during her long battle with cancer. Football Hall of Famer Alex Karras portrayed George Zaharias in the TV movie Babe (1975). Fred Corcoran (1905-1977) was an American agent, sports promoter, golf administrator and enthusiast. He managed the career of Babe Zaharias, entering her into the 1954 Los Angeles Open as the first women to play in a PGA tour event. Corcoran founded the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Golf Writers Association of America. In 1975 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, one of the first honorees to not have had a career in competitive golf. Heavily creased on left side, not affecting signature. Normal mailing folds. Small brown marks on left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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