Offered is WWII era handwritten letter from legendary HOF baseball player Hank Greenberg. Also included is a Western Union telegram to Captain Hank Greenberg requesting his attendance at a Radio show to promote Sports and end juvenile delinquency. Greenberg replies he will be unable to attend due to a packed schedule while in NYC. Signed, Sincerely yours, Hank Greenberg Detroit Baseball Club. “It must have felt so good to Hank to respond “Detroit Baseball Club instead of Captain. Letter dated August 29, 1945 which was less than 2 months after returning to the Tigers after WWII. After an initial army stint of half a year, Greenberg was honorably discharged on Dec. 5, 1941, two days before Japans attack on Pearl Harbor. Greenberg voluntarily re-enlisted in the Army Air Corps immediately after the attack and did not return to Major League Baseball (MLB) until the summer of 1945. Baseballs highest-paid player before the war, Greenberg was the first Major Leaguer to enlist, becoming the face of an era that with conscription depleting baseball of much of its top-tier talent forever changed the MLB and the entire American professional sports landscape. Normal letter folds, toning in upper left of letter from telegram resting against letter at one point. We now find ourselves in another era of missed baseball seasons. Longing for a time when everyone was willing to make the ultimate sacrifices. DONT MISS THIS INCREDIBLY RARE AND UNIQUE. The item “1945 HANK GREENBERG Detroit Baseball Club ORIGINAL SIGNED HANDWRITTEN Letter” is in sale since Saturday, March 28, 2020. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Other Autographed MLB Items”. The seller is “scoop9baseball” and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Product: Handwritten Signed Letter
- Player: Hank Greenberg
- Sport: Baseball-MLB
- Autograph Authentication: Not Authenticated
- Team: Detroit Tigers/Pittsburgh Pirates
- Original/Reprint: Original