As the starting shortstop for the 1927 New York Yankees and other Murderers' Row squads, Mark Koenig played in many of the greatest lineups in baseball history. Although not an offensive powerhouse, Koenig was much beloved by his Bronx teammates. Presented is an exceptional letter written by the scrappy Californian after his playing days. Framed and matted to 18x13, the undated correspondence is a harsh indictment of post-war baseball players. The full transcript reads:
I have lost interest in baseball. I am disgusted with these overpaid cavemen. They are all psychiatrists and clubhouse lawyers and most of them wouldn't have lasted five minutes in my era. I think people are foolish to pay the stiff admission prices to pay their ridiculous salaries. Everyone cries when a loaf of bread goes up five cents but they never whimper when they spend their hard earned money to watch these greedy individuals cavort.
Mark A. Koenig
It's interesting to envision how Mr. Koenig (d.1993) would comment on today's game. Also present is a 5x8 black-and-white photograph with mild crazing. Authentication sticker and cert card from James Spence Authentications.