LEO DUROCHER - PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED 04/17/1953 CO-SIGNED BY: LARAINE DAY - HFSID 292251
Sale Price $270.00
LEO DUROCHER and LARAINE DAY
Terms of repayment on a 10-year, $25,000 loan from the Bank of America, signed by both. She has signed as "Laraine Johnson Durocher."
Promissory Note signed: "Leo Durocher", "Laraine Johnson Durocher", 1 page, 8¼x9. Beverly Hills, California, 1953 April 17. Promise to repay a $25,000 loan from the Bank of America in monthly installments of $250, beginning February 2, 1954, at the rate of 5% per annum, with repayment concluding on April 2, 1963. Ink stamp marks the note "Paid". LARAINE DAY (1917-2007) reached stardom as Nurse Lamont opposite Lew Ayres in a series of six Dr. Kildare films (1939-1942). Other starring roles for Day included Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent (1940), The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944), My Dear Secretary (1948) and The High and the Mighty (1954). Johnson was her maiden name. LEO DUROCHER (1905-1991) spent his first full major league season with the 1928 World Champion Yankees, and played thereafter for the Reds, Cardinals and Dodgers. He was captain of the "Gashouse Gang" Cardinals, World Champions in 1934. Durocher was player-manager of the Dodgers in 1939-41, 1943, and 1945. He guided the Dodgers to the NL pennant in 1941, and to second-place finishes in 1940, 1942, and 1946. He managed the New York Giants (1947-1955, interrupted by a 1-year suspension by the baseball commissioner)to the NL pennant in 1951 and the World Championship in 1954, a 4-game sweep of the heavily favored Cleveland Indians. He retired among the all-times leaders in games managed (3740) and wins (2,010). Day and Durocher were married from 1947 to 1960, during which time Day had a New York TV show, My Day with the Giants. The couple had many friends from the worlds of show business, professional sport and politics, including Presidents and First Ladies. Multiple mailing folds. Lightly creased. Corners worn. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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