Joe McCarthy, manager of seven New York Yankees World Champion teams, earned his Hall of Fame membership in 1957.
He earned my fandom shortly before his death in 1978 at age 90.
Dear Tom, Thanks so much for your very nice letter. Joe McCarthy
When he returned my autograph request with a bonus, I knew that he’d been signing fan mail for decades. Nevertheless, I felt like an all-star.
Our letters do get read — and appreciated. A batting average keeps track
of hits, not outs. Savor your hits in this hobby, learn from your misses, and you’ll be destined for a Hall of Fame collecting career.