Controversial Steinbrenner Love Letters To Be Sold on Auction
Yankees Intervene To Stop Letters From GoIng To Baseball Hall of Fame
Westlake 5/23/2011 06:39 PM GMT (WooEB)
While attending Williams college in the late 40's, George Steinbrenner corresponded with a young girl in his hometown of Bay Village, Ohio.
Now 79-year-old Mary Jane Schriner, would like to share those letters with the world. But the New York Yankees are blocking her.
After Steinbrenner's death last July, Schriner shared one of the letters
and her story with the New York Times. Randy Levine of The Yankees objected to publication of the story.
Mary Jane was asked to co-author a book about her relationship with the future shipping magnate and Major League owner, a book that would include the letters. The Yankees quickly denied her request to publish them.
She was also asked by The Baseball Hall of Fame to donate her letters. Once again, the Yankees intervened saying that showing the letters would cause "untold embarrassment and damages to the Steinbrenner family and the Steinbrenners’ business interests.”
Frustrated with the Yankees, Mary Jane has shared her first-hand accounts on her blog
. Thousands of people have already read her stories about the teenage Steinbrenner. Through her blog she has been able to show a different side of the Yankees iconic owner that few people ever knew about.
Due to failing eyesight, Mary Jane can no longer read her letters and has now decided to sell them. She is offering them for sale individually or as a collection. The listings can now be seen on eBay at the following links,Steinbrenner Letter on eBaySteinbrenner Letter on eBay