Baseball by the letters matters to everyone, not just fans and collectors.
Check out the official website of Walter O’Malley, the former Dodgers owner.
It’s great to see peeks at real correspondence, not just scribbled signatures.
Collect those letters. Save them. Read between the lines. You might find a special bit of baseball history tucked away, just for you.
“I received the following from George Riley today, which I thought might be of interest to you. In response to my question about what advice he would give to high school pitchers, he had this to say:“I would tell all athletes to get school in first. You never know [if you’ll] get hurt. And also, you must maintain your concentration to the max, and success will come. Work very hard at what you decide on a position. Pitchers, do a lot of curls. I always had a twenty-pound dumbbell with me at all times. Good luck.”Then he went on to add the following:“In the year 2011, I got colon cancer. Then my friend of sixteen years had a spinal cord stroke. Living with her [illegible] paralyzed waist down. I had to give up my [illegible]. If possible if you could help a little, no job, no car. Thanks for the great gift.”