Baseball Players -- United States
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MSSP 10008
Scope and Contents This small collection consists of legal documents and correspondence related to Curt Flood’s lawsuit, Flood v. Kuhn against Major League baseball’s reserve clause in the early 1970s. The legal documents include official court papers from the Appellate Court case in the Second Circuit of Appeals (1971) and the Supreme Court decision (1972) against Flood. The correspondence largely consists of letters to and from the law firms Arnold & Porter and Wilkie, Farr, &...
Dates: 1970 - 1971
Identifier: MSSP 0019
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 115 pieces of fan mail written to baseball player Joe “Shoeless Joe” Jackson in the years after his retirement. The correspondence was in the form of letters and postal cards and nearly all of the letters include the original mailing envelopes. Most of the letters are fan requests for autographs. Some of the autograph requests reference an article about Jackson that appeared in the October 1949 issue of Sport magazine, titled "This Is...
Dates: 1932-2004; Majority of material found within 1932-1957