Why didn’t A-Rod spark a baseball letter frenzy?

Posted November 13th, 2016 by Tom Owens and filed in Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez from 2009. Happier times, perhaps? (Photo credit: Keith Allison/Wikipedia Commons)

Alex Rodriguez from 2009. Happier times, perhaps? (Photo credit: Keith Allison/Wikipedia Commons)

Who didn’t see the famous handwritten two-page letter from 2015?

Alex Rodriguez apologized to fans. And the world, it seemed!

Seeing him on FOX doing World Series commentary, I thought the world had forgotten his letter, as well as all baseball letters.

My Google hunt seemed to reinforce that belief.

Here’s a couple of hints for any collector/fan/researcher wanting to find news update on baseball letters:

  1. Try searching under “baseball correspondence.” You’ll get college letters of acceptance news, but you may find examples of major league history.
  2. Try searching “baseball letter auction.” Occasionally, correspondence, even hand-written, will appear for sale. Although you may not afford the actual piece, remember that looking is free.
  3. Cut through the false leads and dead ends. Narrow your search to “images.” Seeing is believing.

Until you start receiving your own replies, there are inspirational reminders hidden throughout the Internet. It’s possible to get first-person insights from baseball history makers. If others have, you can, too!

 

Walter O’Malley Dodgers correspondence inspires

Posted August 28th, 2016 by Tom Owens and filed in Los Angeles Dodgers, Walter O'Malley

O'MalleyYou are not alone.

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.