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    1939-46 Judge William G. Bramham Letter Lot of 3 - Minor League Baseball Pioneer. William G. Bramham graduated from University of North Carolina and was admitted as a lawyer in Durham, North Carolina before showing his interest in baseball, as he helped stabilize the ballgame in the state in 1902 and was largely responsible for the creation of the Durham Tobacconists club, precursor to the legendary Durham Bulls. After that, Bramham presided over the North Carolina State League from 1916 to 1917; the Piedmont League, from its inception in 1920 until 1932; the South Atlantic League from 1924 through 1930; the Virginia League from 1925 to 1928, and the Eastern Carolina League in 1928 and 1929.

    During this time, Bramham accumulated enough experience as organizer and was well-versed in factors caused by the Great Depression, which led him to create stability in the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, now known as Minor League Baseball, the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean that are affiliated with Major League Baseball through their farm systems.

    Offered are the following letters from the baseball pioneer:

    May 14, 1939 letter from Sam Politano of the Portsmouth Red Birds, discussing the suspension of a player. Letterhead contains the iconic 1939 "Baseball Centennial" logo.

    July 19, 1939 letter from John. J. McDonough of the Greensburg Senators in reference to contracts and releases of various players. Letterhead also contains the iconic 1939 "Baseball Centennial. logo.

    September 4, 1946 letter from the secretary of the Border League dealing with payments in something known as the "Sherbrooke situation"

    Light-to-mild wear exhibited with standard letter folds apparent.


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