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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Quote of the Day | March 3, 2009: Tough Love

Former major leaguer Eddie Stanky received this letter after he became homesick and wrote to his mother for money to come home, presumably in the late 1930s. The letter was quoted in the Sporting News in 1951.

Dear Son:

Received your letter and am sorry to hear that you are so homesick.

You will notice that I did not forward any money for your passage to Philadelphia. The reason was not that I didn't have it to send to you, but that you were trying to tell me in your letter that you wanted to come home right away.

Edward, I have tears in my eyes while I'm telling you this, but if you come home, please do not come to 915 East Russell Street. We do not want quitters in this family.

Your mother.

Tags: Eddie Stanky, Mrs. Stanky


bigboid said...

Hard Core!!

Chris Wesseling said...


Looks like it worked though.