JOE CRONIN - DOCUMENT SIGNED 12/11/1950 CO-SIGNED BY: CHARLES COMISKEY JR. - HFSID 174376
Sale Price $324.00
JOE CRONIN and CHARLES A. COMISKEY, JR.
Five ballplayers change their Sox.
Partly Printed Document Signed: "Joseph E. Cronin" as General Manager of the Boston Red Sox and "Charles A. Comiskey" for the Chicago White Sox, 1p, 8½x11. No place, 1950 December 11. In part: "This Agreement...by and between Boston American League Baseball Company (Party of the First Part)...and American League Baseball Club of Chicago, Inc. (Party of the Second Part)...The party of the first part assigns to the party of the second part the contract of Players Joseph G. Dobson, Richard B. Littlefield and Allen L. Zarilla...In consideration of the outright assignment of the contracts of Players Ray W. Scarborough and William R. Wight by Chicago to Boston...." Righty pitcher JOE DOBSON had a 15-10 record for the 1950 Boston Red Sox, pitched three years for the Chicago White Sox and returned to Boston for 2-2/3 innings in 1954 before retiring after 14 years with a lifetime 137-103 record. Lefty DICK LITTLEFIELD was 2-2 in his 1950 rookie season, then went to Chicago, where he was 1-1 in 1951. He retired in 1958 with as 33-54 record for nine teams in nine years. Outfielder AL ZARILLA hit .325 for the 1950 Red Sox and under .250 for the White Sox in 1951 and 1952, when he was traded to the St. Louis Browns then back to Boston to complete the 1952 season. He retired in 1953 with Boston with a lifetime .276 average over ten seasons. Righty RAY SCARBOROUGH was 10-13 for the 1950 White Sox and 12-9 for Boston in 1951. He went to the Yankees in 1952 and pitched one inning in the opening game of the World Series. He was traded to Detroit during the 1953 season, after which he retired with a career 80-85 record. Lefty BILL WIGHT was 10-16 for the 1950 White Sox and 7-7 for the 1951 Red Sox. He was traded to Detroit during the 1952 season and retired in 1958 after a 12-year career with a 77-99 record for eight teams. Hall of Famer JOE CRONIN was General Manager of the Boston Red Sox from 1948-1959 and American League President from 1959-1973. CHARLES A. COMISKEY, JR. was President of the Chicago White Sox from 1957-1959, succeeding his mother, Grace Comiskey, who was President from 1941-1956. His father, President from 1901-1931, is in the Hall of Fame. Lightly creased. Staple holes in upper left blank corner. Fine condition.
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