LOU BOUDREAU - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED 09/12/1944 - HFSID 100782
Sale Price $90.00
The Hall of Fame shortstop and manager signs "Best Wishes" on a 5½x3½ postcard
Autograph Sentiment Signed: "Best Wishes,/Lou Boudreau". 5½x3½ U.S. 1-cent postcard, postmarked Cleveland, OH, September 13, 1944. Lou Boudreau combined defensive prowess, solid hitting and managerial acumen to attain Hall of Fame recognition (1970).He took over the helm of the Indians in 1942 at the age of 24 and two years later he won the American League batting title. The 1948 league MVP, he hit .355 with 106 RBI and capped the season with four hits in the Tribe's pennant-winning play-off victory in Boston, leading them to an eventual World Championship. A bold innovator, Boudreau oversaw the transformation of Bob Lemon from an infielder to a pitcher and created the "Williams Shift" and other tactics. Cancellation stamp at "re" of Boudreau. Slightly worn at corners. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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