Typed Letter Signed on New York Giants letterhead
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1938
Description: 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, Polo Grounds, New York City, March 25, 1938. Written to journalist Lawrence T. Berliner, denying him a complimentary season pass to Giants games, in full: "Due to the fact that there has been a large reduction in the number of season passes we are permitted to issue this season, I will be unable to take care of your request. If you would like to come up to the Polo Grounds from time to time during the season, I will be glad to take care of you with an occasional daily pass." The New York Giants won the National League pennant in 1936 and 1937 and were heavily favored to win again in 1938. Horace Stoneman, the owner of the Giants, instructed Brannick that there was no rational reason for giving away tickets when people would pay for them and thus, the club released only a handful of the coveted season passes in 1938. The team, however, finished in third place and by 1939 it was business as usual. Two horizontal folds and a rusted paperclip stain in the upper left corner; very good condition.
Comments: Charismatic baseball executive who spent more than 65 years with the New York Giants baseball club. In 1904, at the age of 12, Brannick was hired as the New York Giants scoreboard operator. Two years later he dropped out of high school and was assigned to the Giants' clubhouse during games. In 1936, when Horace Stoneham became the principal owner of the team, he promoted Brannick as Secretary of the club, a post that he had held informally for 20 years.Signed: Y
Book ID: 224010