4 Pieces of Sheet Music with a Baseball Connection – Tigers, Reds, Braves and Yankees.
Lot 461. 4 Pieces of Sheet Music with a Baseball Connection – Tigers, Reds, Braves and Yankees. This sheet music, issued as early as 1907 and as recently as 1955, is associated with MLB teams in various ways. “The Tigers Went a Hunting,” from 1907, is dedicated to “Hughey Jennings (the Tigers’ manager) and His Great Ball Club.” His Tigers had won the American League title and were about to face the Cubs in the World Series. The front and back covers have 10 well executed illustrations depicting or related to tigers. The pages are separated, relatively brittle and have edge chips and tears that do not affect the music or illustrations. F+. Thomas H. Griffith, right fielder for the Cincinnati Reds, is pictured on the cover of “I’ll Change Your Shadows to Sunshine.” He wrote the words, and Elmer B. Griffith wrote the music. Otherwise, the 1912 song has no connection with the Reds. Parts of two other songs by Thomas Griffith are provided inside the front cover and on the outside of the back cover – “Take me back to old Ohio” and Ireland Dear Old Ireland.” Pages separated, two names on the front cover, g-vg. The most direct association with a team is provided by “The Milwaukee Braves Song,” words and music by Florence Heather Beyer, 1953, ex-m. A New York Yankees cap, punctured by a pitchfork, is on the cover of sheet music for “Whatever Lola Wants” from “Damn Yankees.” This 1955 sheet music is vg. The Tigers and Braves sheet music is scarce. Minimum Bid $50.