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    1927 August Hermann Signed Letter to Ban Johnson. The president of the Cincinnati Reds writes to the American League president, intriguingly closing with a lament about the prospects for his club's pennant hopes, writing, "No-one seems to know what is wrong, but I suppose the old machine is worn out." It would be nearly four decades before the term (adding "Big Red") would find mainstream use as a nickname for the mid-1970's club. Typed letter on team letterhead closes with an 8/10 black fountain pen signature. Original mailing folds, otherwise fine. Auction LOA from James Spence Authentication.

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