JOE CRONIN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 01/25/1954 - HFSID 174425
Joe Cronin signs a document authorizing Radio Station WIND of Chicago, Illinois, to broadcast the exhibition games to be played by the Boston Red Sox on March 13-14 and April 10-11, 1954.
Document Signed: "Joseph E. Cronin", 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1954 January 25. The Boston Red Sox authorizes Radio Station WIND of Chicago, Illinois, to broadcast the exhibition games to be played by the Boston Red Sox on March 13-14 and April 10-11, 1954. Joe Cronin, who served two terms as the American League's President (through January 1974), had been the A.L.'s All-Star shortstop seven times and enjoyed eight 100-RBI seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. At the age of 27, he had won the 1933 pennant as the Senators' rookie Manager before being traded to the Boston Red Sox. His #4 was retired by the Red Sox on May 29, 1984, just over three months before Cronin's death in September of that year. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1956, he became in 1959 the first former player to serve as American League President. Fold creases not near signature. Paper clip impression and staple holes at upper left margin. Fine condition.
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