Charles Comiskey

Charles Comiskey autograph
Birthdate 8/15/1859
Death Date 10/26/1931
Debut Year 1883
Year of Induction 1939
Teams White Sox
Positions Executive, First Base

Charles Comiskey, HoF class of 1939, played a key role in creating the American League & was the founding owner of the Chicago White Sox.

 

In the collection:

Charles Comiskey responds to an autograph request in 1914

Charles Comiskey responds to an autograph request in 1914

An autograph collector reached out to Comiskey in September, 1914 looking for The Old Roman’s autograph. In the collection is Comiskey’s response that reads in part, “I am herewith enclosing you autograph as per your request, with assurances that I am delighted to

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