From me, Morty, Sid, Saul, Izzy, and the rest of us working the counters here at Leon’s Delicatessen in New York, a big mazel tov on your home run chase. The next time you’re in town, stop in for a free mile-high rueben sandwich and we’ll throw in a hunk of Leon’s famous potato salad and giant pickle at no charge also. Keep it up!
48 home runs now? I can hardly believe it. I can’t draw my cartoons and send them to you fast enough. Heard you were looking for me at Wayne State recently. It’s summer, remember, and I think I was off canoeing with a new friend. Anyway, good luck catching the Babe. I know you can do it!
All the best,
Dear Mr. Greenberg:
I know you have a busy schedule with all your ballplaying heroics that make us prouder of our heritage every day, but we at the Philadelphia Jewish Council would love it if you could come speak at our annual banquet on Wednesday of this week. We can arrange to have you met at Shibe Park, escorted to our headquarters, fed a five-star dinner and promptly returned to your hotel after your speech.
Please let me know as soon as possible.
Martin J. Wiedman
Didn’t I tell you to listen to me? You better watch your hymie behind when you’re at the plate in Chicago next month. They got upper decks there with lots of shadows and I’ll be waiting in one of them looking at you through a speshel eye piece if you know what I mean.
TO: H. GREENBERG
FROM: L. EDWARDS, OFFICE OF CORDELL HULL,
SEC. OF STATE, WASHINGTON D.C.
HAVE NEW INFORMATION REGARDING INTERNATIONAL FUGITIVE ROLF GRUND. PLEASE CONTACT US WHEN YOU PASS THROUGH WASHINGTON ON YOUR TRIP SO WE MAY DISCUSS.
You okay? Didn’t see you at batting practice today. Any more news on your kid-friend? Del Baker’s been pretty easy on us, which is probably why we’ve been playing better. Still, he needs you especially to be concentrating on the games, so if there’s any way I can help you with anything, please let me know.
Last I heard he was in Cologne, Germany, hoping to get over the border into Belgium. But you know Markie. Anything that can go wrong always seems to.
Thanks for wanting to help, but I should be all right as long as I can keep mashing these balls.