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Elmer Valo (D. 1998) played in the major leagues for 20 years and spent most of his time as a member of the Philadelphia & Kansas City Athletics (1940–43, 1946–56). Valo also played with the Philadelphia Phillies (1956, 1961), Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers (1957–58), Cleveland Indians (1959), New York Yankees (1960), and Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins (1960–61). His last game was on October 1, 1961, with the Phillies.

In 1960, Valo set major-league pinch-hitting season records for games, walks and times on base. He also set a major-league career record with 91 walks as a pinch-hitter.

Following his retirement as a player, Valo worked with the Indians' organization as a major league coach and minor league manager, and served as a scout for the Phillies for 13 years, until the time of his death. Elmer Valo died at Palmerton Hospital in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, at age of 77. He was inducted into the Phillies Wall of Fame, at Veterans Stadium, in 1990.

William Harridge (D. 1971) was an executive in professional baseball whose most significant role was as president of the American League (AL) from 1931 to 1959. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee in 1972

Raymond Kennedy (D. 1969) was a professional baseball player, scout and front office executive. He was a member of the 1916 St. Louis Browns and the first GM in Pittsburgh Pirates history

Offered is Valo’s baseball player contract (8.5” x 11”) with the Athletics dated January 19, 1956. It’s signed by him, Harridge, and Kennedy.

Letter of Authenticity from Richard Albersheim.

1956 Kansas City Athletics Elmer Valo Signed Baseball Contract w/ Harridge
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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $64.90
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
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