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Offered is an approximately 10"x8" vintage news wire photo of Eddie Mathews, pictured in his Milwaukee Braves uniform circa 1954 for the announcement of his impending wedding to Miss Virjean Lauby. The verso bears a stamped file date of 8-24-54, and the front caption is embedded in the image as is typical with wire photos. See scans for further details including condition.
Edwin Lee (Jr.) Mathews was born in 1931 in Texarkana, TX and died in 2001 in La Jolla, CA. He played major league baseball from 1952 to 1968 as 3rd baseman for the Braves (Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta), the Houston Astros and the Detroit Tigers, appeared in the 1957, 1958 and 1968 World Series, was selected 9 times as an All-Star, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978. He appeared on the cover of the premiere issue of Sports Illustrated on August 16, 1954. Mathews was the batter. He was also the only player to play for the Braves in Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta.
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