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Earle Combs Collection, 1972

Collection Overview

Title: Earle Combs Collection, 1972

Creator: Combs, Earle B. (1899-1976)

Extent: 1.0 Folders

Date Acquired: 07/22/2016

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A letter talking about his health and about an unnamed baseball player who helped him break into major league ball as well as a questionnaire in which he answers questions about his career.

Biographical Note

Earle Bryan Combs (May 14, 1899 – July 21, 1976) was an American professional baseball player who played his entire career for the New York Yankees (1924–35). Combs batted leadoff and played center field on the Yankees' fabled 1927 team (often referred to as Murderers' Row). He is one of six players on that team who have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame; the other five are Waite Hoyt, Herb Pennock, Tony Lazzeri, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth. Combs led the league in triples three times and was among the top ten in the category in several other seasons. He suffered a fractured skull and other injuries from a crash into an outfield wall in 1934, then retired after another injury the next season. Nicknamed "the Kentucky Colonel", Combs was known as a gentleman on and off the field. He remained in baseball as a coach for many years after his retirement as a player. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earle_Combs

Administrative Information

Acquisition Source: Found in Collections.

Box and Folder Listing

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Item 1: ALS Earle Combs to William, 1972Add to your cart.
Item 2: QuestionnaireAdd to your cart.