GEORGE ZAHARIAS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 06/18/1949 - HFSID 255182
Sale Price $162.00
Writing to his wife Babe Zaharias's manager Fred Corcoran about booking work for the upcoming months
Typed Letter Signed: "George", 1 page 8¼x10½. Denver, Colorado, 1949 June 18. On letterhead of the Hotel Denver to "Dear Fred". In full: "Dear Fred: Babe plan's to take a month off for the whole month of July, after the Western at Oklahoma City and will make her first start in the Tam 'O Shanter and after that you can book her solid after the tam up until October. Have a couple day's break in between the Women's National Open and a couple after, otherwise you can book her solid, and please watch the jump's are not to far as she is in a good frame of mind now and rested and I think she will go all out and will play almost every day if the jump's are not to far. The Tam O' Shanter start's on the 8th of August, so you can make your plan's after that is over. I promised a date to Hal Whittington, Pro at Midland Mich, so we can make that after the Tam, as he has already confirmed and will pay 500.00 week-day. This is the picture as it stand's now and you can go ahead after that. Sincerely, 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. They met 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. Lightly creased. Top left corner has more significant crease. Normal mailing folds. Sharply toned on verso, not visible from front. Otherwise, fine condition. Rust staple stain on top left corner. Normal mailing folds. Moisture stains at left edge and bottom left. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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