Poorly Spelled Death Threat From 1912

A recently unearthed death threat against Red Sox pitcher Joe Wood from 1912. Wood was having a stellar season that year and the scoundrels who typed this letter were apparently trying to knock him off his game with typos. It’s strangely comforting to see that trolls haven’t gotten any better at spelling in almost a century.

  • Transcription: Joe Wood, Say your final farewells at once as you will be no more within a short time. You will be in danger every moment from now on, especially on the grounds. nothing stops us, and we never fail to put an end to our victim. Two others go with you from your team one higher up and lower. We wont even warn them they will go with you. Two men from New York will accompany you and one from Wash. We warn you we never fail. Add. on envelope is false. We never fail. This easy money getting must be stopped. Eight of our gang took up your trail yesterday.

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