Friday, July 10, 2009

Yankee Thieves Steal Boston Treasures

According to today's Boston Herald former Yankee owner Barry Halper was repsonsible for plundering some of Boston's greatest baseball treasures.

Dead Bronx Bomber minority owner Barry Halper sold Boston Red Caps’ player E.B.
Sutton’s 1879 contract, which paid the player a whopping $30 for a season, in a
1999 auction. An unknowing California collector paid $4,000 for the document,
but according to a newly discovered 1953 letter obtained by the Herald, it was
part of a baseball scrapbook swiped from the New York Public Library.

Read the rest of the lurid story here: Herald.

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