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    1947-60 George Trautman Letter Archive (94). In 1933 George Trautman became president of the Columbus Red Birds, a minor league baseball team. Three years later, Trautman was named president of the American Association, the league in which the Red Birds played. He held that position from 1936 through 1945. Trautman moved the office of the league from Durham, North Carolina to Columbus, Ohio. In 1946 Trautman was named General Manager of the Detroit Tigers, succeeding Jack Zeller. After two seasons with the Tigers, Trautman was appointed as the new President of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, succeeding William Bramham. Trautman held that position from 1947 until his death in 1963.

    Offered are ninety-four letters and notes written to the executive dating from 1947 to 1947 from a variety of minor league clubs regarding transactions of players and business ideas. Light wear with folding exhibited throughout most letters.

    Please be advised that the archive is offered "as is" and has not been reviewed by PSA given the relative obscurity of the majority of the letter-writers. Please contact with any questions regarding this offering.

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