19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 2,500
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
WILBERT ROBINSON HANDWRITTEN LETTER
Handwritten letter dated, undated, c.1895/96 on Gibson House, Cincinnati stationary by Hall of Famer Wilbert Robinson (1863-1934) to National League President Nicholas Young, explaining a misunderstanding which took place during a game between Robinson’s Baltimore Orioles and the Cincinnati Reds. Robinson writes I called over to Mr. Foreman to give us a little of his Monkey Business and so he did and Mr. Betts (umpire) thinking that Foreman was making fun of him fined him $25…I hope that you will not take Mr. Foreman’s money as I was to blame for his antics. Signed Capt. Robinson. Balti. B.B.C. in black ink.
6 x 9 1/2 in.
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