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    1947 Billy Evans Signed Typed Letter. Tough Hall Of Famer!! With a temperament that simply refused to be shook by the decidedly more rambunctious sect of major leaguers, Billy Evans was widely regarded as the most-fair and the best umpire around. In September 1921, Evans was involved in a bloody fistfight with Ty Cobb , who contested one of Evans' calls. Evans supposedly invited Cobb to the umpire's dressing room for "post-game festivities", and before long, the two men were brawling beneath the stands as players from both teams looked on. According to some accounts, many of Cobb's Detroit Tigers teammates "rooted" for Evans. After the fight, Cobb was suspended for one game, while Evans attended the next several games wearing bandages. Both men had agreed before the fight that they would not report it to league officials, but word of the incident eventually reached the league president, Ban Johnson. , Johnson responded to news of the incident "with uncharacteristic humor", saying "only that he was sorry that he missed it".The Hall of Fame inductee, who has been deceased for over fifty years, remains a tough signature since many of the day's autograph collectors were busy clamoring for hand-signed memento from their playing heroes. Thus what we offer here will surely be filed in the category of scarcity -- a typed letter signed by the Cooperstown inductee and dated 1947. Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA.


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