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‘Big Chief’ Oscar Vitt of the Cleveland Indians (1938)

‘Big Chief’ Oscar Vitt of the Cleveland Indians (1938)

Volatile manager Oscar Vitt of the Cleveland Indians became a genuine Indian chief when a group of Oneida Indians made him a member of their tribe and named him Chief Tuscarawas. The ceremony took place at home plate just before the opening game of the 1938 season. Press stamp. Original paper caption. Partial press clipping. NRMT. 7x9”.


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