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Edd J. Roush 1915 Federal League Contracts & Letters

February 20 2007 at 6:13 PM

EddJRoush  (Login BlackSoxFan)

Hello,
Although technically off-topic, I am making a post on behalf of the granddaughter of Edd Roush.

Together, we are working together to create a digital archive of her grandfather's letters, documents, baseball cards, and other assorted memorabilia. The archive will be housed at the Black Sox file center, unless we want to change it. So far, we have updated the site with a letter from Ty Cobb, a letter from WH Watkins, and the two different revisions of his Federal League contract from 1915. What is so fascinating about the contracts is the inclusion of "The reserve clause". It has been "over struck" in both examples.

These files have been produced from copies of the originals (I didn't have my scanner with me the first time!). We will continue to do this over the next few years. We do not live in the same state, so we have to do it when I travel.

We hope you enjoy reading this information, please be advised the files are all over 1 meg in size.

To download:
1) Visit the Black Sox File Center
2) You can either scan the list for the appropriate documents or select Edd J Roush Estate from the categories.
3) Again, please be advised these documents are quite large, we wanted them to be high quality.

If anyone has any questions, stories about Edd, comments, you name it... please email us.


Take Care,
Ted Golden & Susan D.


    
This message has been edited by BlackSoxFan on Feb 20, 2007 6:14 PM


 
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Frank Wakefield
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Re: Edd J. Roush 1915 Federal League Contracts & Letters

February 20 2007, 6:25 PM 

Thank you guys, very much.

Great stuff... We all thank you.

 
 

Chris Counts
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Edd J. Roush 1915 Federal League Contracts & Letters

February 20 2007, 7:16 PM 

I really enjoyed reading the old newspaper articles. Great stuff. But when I opened the Cobb letter, nothing came up. I tried it a couple times and I got what seemed like a blank pdf document ...

 
 

BlackSoxFan
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Re: Edd J. Roush 1915 Federal League Contracts & Letters

February 20 2007, 7:23 PM 

Although I use an open source program, I assume you are using Acrobat Reader. To reduce the file size for the 4 Roush documents, the files are only compatible with versions 7.0 and later. To upgrade to the latest version click here. It's a free download.

If that doesn't fix the problem, shoot me an email.

Regards,

Black Sox Fan

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Jason L
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Most excellent

February 20 2007, 9:44 PM 

thank you for your work and for sharing...your website is a very nice resource...well done, all around!

everyone should check this out.

...-love the Cobb letter!

 
 

BlackSoxFan
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Re: Edd J. Roush 1915 Federal League Contracts & Letters

February 21 2007, 3:14 PM 

Thanks guys, glad to help.

Regards,

Black Sox Fan

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email me
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Gene Palmer
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Re: Edd J. Roush 1915 Federal League Contracts & Letters

February 21 2007, 7:30 PM 

Being the curious sort that I am I did a conversion for the Eddie Collins 1920 contract to see what $12,000 would equate to in 2005. Here's what it came out as...

In 2005, $12,000.00 from 1920 is worth:

$116,946.11 using the Consumer Price Index
$93,237.77 using the GDP deflator
$402,217.48 using the unskilled wage
$608,194.44 using the nominal GDP per capita
$1,691,023.87 using the relative share of GDP

Here's a link to the site if anyone is interested-

http://www.measuringworth.com/calculators/compare/

 
 
 
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