The face of the Philadelphia Athletics for half a century, legendary skipper Connie Mack defined longevity and loyalty well into his eighties. This correspondence was penned entirely in Mack’s hand as he prepared for the 1944 season. Composed in black-ink fountain pen on “The Town House” Los Angeles hotel stationery, the letter is dated “January 5th 1944” and addressed to a friend of Mack. At the conclusion, Mack’s signature projects (“9-10”) strength. Full photo LOA from JSA. More on our website.
The letter has a normal compacting fold and reads (in full):
”Dear Mr Fischer,
Many thanks for the birthday greeting. Very kind and thoughtful in remembering me on my eighty-second year. Yes my health is exceptional good never felt better – am out here for the best part of winter. Weather to date remarkable sunshine every day since Thanksgiving. Am having a grand vacation have only attended one dinner given by Los Angeles Times. Lots of sporting events out here this winter but don’t hear very much about them. Sincerely hope that you & yours had a fine Christmas & New Year – missed you the past year. Sincerely yours
(signed) Connie Mack”