1907 The White Sox March Sheet Music

Sold For: $480

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1533

Item Year: 1907

Category: Post-1900 Baseball Memorabilia

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In 1906 the Chicago White Sox, dubbed "The Hitless Wonders" by virtue of their anemic .228 team batting average, shocked the baseball world by defeating the powerful Chicago Cubs, winners of a record 116 games, in the World Series. As befits any world champion, composer Tomaz F. Deuther composed a triumphal march for the team, titled, quite aptly, The White Sox March. Offered here is the scarce sheet music for that march, which features cameo portraits of twenty-three team members on the cover, including owner Charles Comiskey (pictured in the center), Ed Walsh, and Nick Altrock. As noted above the title, the march is "Dedicated to Charles A. Comiskey." Further information, furnished on the interior, reads "Official March, as played throughout the tour of the White Sox to Old Mexico, and played by the Mexican National Band on their entry into the City of Mexico. March 1907." The sheet music (10.5 x 13.5 inches) displays moderate handling wear, including a number of small edge tears to both the covers and interior page. In Very Good condition overall. It should be noted that the central image area on the cover is free of any significant defects and presents beautifully. This is one of the most desirable of all baseball sheet music, notable both for its elegant cover design and its rarity. Perfect for framing. Reserve $200. Estimate (open).

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