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    1949 Bill "Ready" Cash Hand Written Letter to Red Rolfe Asking for Tryout with Incredible Content. Reading this hand written letter (6x8") by William "Ready" Cash and it reminds how times have changed in our world. After Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, other African Americans did what they could to get into the big leagues. Cash wrote this letter to Rolfe, who served as the Tigers manger in 1949, asking for a tryout. Cash had previously inquired to the Phillies about a workout and wrote the following in the two-page letter.
    "Well the truth is I had a talk with the late Herb Pennock of the "Phillies," and he told me he would give me a tryout with the team, but I never had a chance to tryout for the Phillies." In fact I don't believe the Phillies" want any colored ballplayers on their team."
    Mailing fold marks penetrate the middle. Pre-certified by PSA/DNA. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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    November, 2015
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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