LEO DUROCHER - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JOE E. BROWN - HFSID 19257
LEO DUROCHER and JOE E. BROWN Leo Durocher and Joe E. Brown sign an album leaf. Autograph note signed: "A real pleasure being here, best always/to a great gut Ted Husing-/Leo Durocher", and on verso "To George:/Bless you./Joe E. Brown/6-24-58", 7¾x5¾ album leaf.
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LEO DUROCHER and JOE E. BROWN
Leo Durocher and Joe E. Brown sign an album leaf.
Autograph note signed: "A real pleasure being here, best always/to a great gut Ted Husing-/Leo Durocher", and on verso "To George:/Bless you./Joe E. Brown/6-24-58", 7¾x5¾ album leaf. LEO DUROCHER spent his first full major league season with the 1928 World Champion Yankees, and became New York's starting shortstop in 1929. He moved on to the Reds in 1930, and the Cardinals in 1933, becoming captain of the "Gashouse Gang" in 1934. His last season as a first-stringer came with the 1939 Dodgers. Durocher went on to a long, distinguished, and tumultuous career as a manager. He was player-manager of the Dodgers in 1939-41, 1943, and 1945, though he played only a few games in the latter three years. He guided the Dodgers to the NL pennant in 1941, and to second-place finishes in 1940, 1942, and 1946. He retired among the all-times leaders in games managed (3740), wins (2010), and losses (1710). He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1979. JOE E. BROWN (1892-1973, born Joseph Evans Brown in Holgate, Ohio) was a madcap comedian played vaudeville, burlesque, and the Broadway stage before breaking into films in 1928. His popularity peaked in the 1930s, but his performances continued into the TV era. Brown's films include The Circus Kid (1928), Show Boat (1951), Around the World in Eighty Days (1956), Some Like it Hot (1959) and It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963). A former semipro baseball player, Brown appeared in several baseball films, including Elmer the Great (1933) and Alibi Ike (1935). During World War II, he toured tirelessly to entertain the troops. He made his last film, The Comedy of Terrors, in 1964. Jagged at left edge. Irregular edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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