Friday, June 7, 2013

1930s Signed Baseball - Fred Maguire

I meant to post this yesterday, but I got home from work late and ended up watching MLB Network's coverage of the draft in its entirety.

Fred Maguire's signature is seen here on the Sweet Spot of my signed baseball.  Maguire (b. 1899 - d. 1961) played in the majors from 1922-23 and 1928-31 for the Giants (1922, 1923), Cubs (1928) and Braves (1929-1931).  He had 545 hits, 1 home run and a .257 batting average in his brief career.  In 1928, he was traded from the Cubs, along with Bruce Cunningham, Percy Jones, Lou Leggett, Socks Seibold and $200,000, to the Braves for Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby.

Maguire played on the 1923 NL Champion Giants that lost to the Yankees in six games.

He matches up with the other Boston Braves on the ball from 1930 and 1931.

Players Identified:
Joe Cronin
Lance Richbourg
Randy Moore
Bill Sherdel
Sam West
Joe Kuhel
Ossie Bluege
Ed Gharrity

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