LEO DUROCHER - PROMISSORY NOTE SIGNED 10/16/1956 CO-SIGNED BY: LARAINE DAY - HFSID 292253
Sale Price $270.00
LEO DUROCHER and LARAINE DAY
Terms of repayment on a one-year, $25,000 loan from the Bank of America, signed by both. He has signed as with his full name, "Leo Ernest Durocher." Durocher rarely signed with his middle name!
Promissory Note signed: "Leo Ernest Durocher", "Laraine Durocher", 1 page, 8¼x9. Beverly Hills, California, 1956 October 16. Promise to repay a $25,000 loan from the Bank of America in quarterly installments at 5% annual interest, beginning January 14, 1957. Collateralized by an insurance policy. Ink stamp notes that the debt was paid off July 17 1957. 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). 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 and toned. Multiple marks (unknown hand). Corners lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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