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TED WILLIAMS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/23/1967 - HFSID 254871

Williams sends a letter in 1967 to golf promoter Fred Corcoran explaining that he never thought he was expected to play in a golf tournament Typed Letter signed: "Ted W", 1p, 8½x11. Islamorada, Florida Keys, 1967 January 23. To Fred J. Corcoran, New York.

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Condition: Lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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TED WILLIAMS
Williams sends a letter in 1967 to golf promoter Fred Corcoran explaining that he never thought he was expected to play in a golf tournament
Typed Letter signed: "Ted W", 1p, 8½x11. Islamorada, Florida Keys, 1967 January 23. To Fred J. Corcoran, New York. In full: "Referring to the Tony Lema Memorial Tournament - all that you asked of me was to put my name on the list of co-chairmen. I certainly do not expect to play - I have not been playing and am not interested in playing and cannot make any commitments about being there. I will do my best to attend, if possible."Accompanied by an unsigned carbon of Corcoran's January 25th reply, in part: "Yes, it is true you were asked just for the use of your name. However, they are inviting you to play and have also invited Joe DiMaggio and Stan Musial. I don't know why every time I have asked you to play you give me the Gettysburg Address, while Bobby Toski seems to be able to get you to play at any time...." Hall of Famer Ted Williams (1918-2002) was born Theodore Samuel William in San Diego, California. He played outfield for the Boston Red Sox from 1939-1960, taking off time to fight in World War II and Korea. Combining keen vision with quick wrists and a scientific approach to hitting, he was the last to hit over .400 (.406 in 1941), leading the American League in hitting six times. His lifetime batting average is .344 with 521 home runs. The Splendid Splinter's accomplishments include two Triple Crowns, two MVPs, six American League batting championships and 18 All-Star Game selections. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1966. Fred Corcoran (1905-1977) was an American agent, sports promoter, golf administrator and enthusiast. He arranged several charity matches with baseball players even arranging a three course match between Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb allowing them to settle their rivalry on a golf course. Corcoran founded the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Golf Writers Association of America. In 1975 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, one of the first honorees to not have had a career in competitive golf. Winner of the 1964 British Open, TONY LEMA (1934-1966) was killed in a plane crash. Staple holes at upper left, file holes at top edge. Lightly creased. Shaded along top edge and right blank area. Otherwise, fine condition.

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