Larry MacPhail

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Birthdate 2/3/1890
Death Date 10/1/1975
Debut Year 1933
Year of Induction 1978
Teams Dodgers, Reds, Yankees
Position Executive

With the 1998 enshrinement of his son Lee MacPhail 15 years after his father, Larry is part of the only father-son duo in the Hall of Fame.

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Larry MacPhail signed 1945 contract for former MVP Spud Chandler

Larry MacPhail signed 1945 contract for former MVP Spud Chandler

Spud Chandler won a league-leading 20 games in 1943 on his way to winning the American League Most Valuable Player Award. His season was dominant — he led the AL in wins, ERA, shutouts, complete games, and winning percentage. Shown here is Chandler’s player’s
Signature page with Larry MacPhail and Spud Chandler

Signature page with Larry MacPhail and Spud Chandler

The signature page contains that of Spud Chandler and of Hall of Famer Larry MacPhail. A longtime executive, MacPhail was the General Manager of the Reds before assuming the same position along with the title of president for the Brooklyn Dodgers. After accepting a

"Regulations" page of the 1945 Spud Chandler player's contract

As part of the “Regulations” page the contract stipulates, “The Player must keep himself in first-class physical condition and must at all times conform his personal conduct to standards of good citizenship and sportsmanship.” Particularly of interest here is that the club &#
The tri-fold document is also signed by HoFer William Harridge

The tri-fold document is also signed by HoFer William Harridge

Just two seasons removed from his 1943 Most Valuable Player season, Spud Chandler signed this contract with the New York Yankees. An All Star in four of his eleven years, Chandler enlisted into the US Army after just one start in 1944. After spending nearly two years away from the game, Chandler ret

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