CURT FLOOD - HAT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: BILL MADLOCK JR., FRANK THOMAS, TERRY PUHL, JAY JOHNSTONE, STEVE GARVEY, CHARLIE HAYES - HFSID 290988
CURT FLOOD, STEVE GARVEY, BILL MADLOCK, TERRY PUHL, JAY JOHNSTONE, FRANK THOMAS and CHARLIE HAYES Baseball Cap signed by six former Major Leaguers Hat signed: "Curt Flood",
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CURT FLOOD, STEVE GARVEY, BILL MADLOCK, TERRY PUHL, JAY JOHNSTONE, FRANK THOMAS and CHARLIE HAYES Baseball Cap signed by six former Major Leaguers Hat signed: "Curt Flood", "Bill Madlock", "Terry Puhl", "Jay Johnstone", "Frank Thomas" and "Charlie Hayes". Black and green baseball cap bearing bearing Upper Deck logo, signed by all seven on the bill and crown. CURT FLOOD (1938-1997), who roamed the St Louis Cardinals outfield from 1956 to 1969, was one of the best defensive center fieldersof all time, once playing 223 consecutive games without an error. A 3-time All-Star and 7-time Gold Glove winner, he played in all seven games of three World Series for the Cardinals. His challenge to the "reserve clause" was unsuccessful, by a 5-4 vote in the US Supreme Court, but helped pave the way to free agency five years later. STEVE GARVEY (b. 1948) played an NL-record 1,207 consecutive games. He was elected to the All-Star team as a write-in candidate in 1974, and was voted MVP of the game and the season. Garvey's name would not be left off the All-Star ballot again, and he was elected as a starter the next six years. In ten All-Star Games he hit .393, and his slugging average of .955 is the highest of any player with more than 20 at-bats. The winner of four Gold Gloves, Garvey retired with a .996 fielding average. He played on 4 LA Dodger championship teams. Garvey's "Mr. Clean" image during his playing days has been sullied by a bankruptcy resulting from child support paid to several women. In 2011, he was fired from a public relations with the Dodgers for trying to organize a buy-out of the financially troubled franchise. During 15 Major League seasons (1973-1987), BILL MADLOCK (b. 1951), primarily a third baseman, led the National League in hitting four times (1975-1976, 1981, 1983). He starred for the Pirates during their World Series victory of 1979. A three-time All-Star, he was the only right handed hitter to lead the NL in hitting between 1971 and 1989. Canadian TERRY PUHL (b. 1956) played 15 Major League seasons (1977-1991), all but the last one with the Houston Astros. A fine defensive outfielder and steady hitter, he set a (since broken) record for the highest batting average in a playoff series: .526 in a losing effort against the Phillies in the NLCS (1980). He was an All-Star in 1978. While not as famous as Frank "the Big Hurt" Thomas of later years, FRANK THOMAS (b. 1929) played solid outfield (and shaky infield) for the Pirates, Reds, Cubs, Braves, Mets, Phillies and Astros between 1951 and 1965. A 3-time All-Star, Thomas led the original Mets in 1962 with 34 home runs and 94 RBI. He played on two of the worst teams of all time, the 1952 Pirates and the 1962 Mets, and on 7 teams which lost over 100 games. Baseball statistician Bill James rates Thomas the worst fielding third baseman of all time. JAY JOHNSTONE (b. 1945) was a utility outfielder, pinch hitter and DH who played 20 years in the Majors (1966-1985) despite making 500 plate appearances only once. He appeared in five postseasons for three teams (Phils, Yankees, Dodgers). He was on the 1978 World Champion Yankees team, which beat the Dodgers in the Series; and on the 1981 Dodgers team, which whipped the Yankees. The zany Johnstone was known for his practical jokes. Charlie Hayes played shortstop (1993) and third base (1993-1994) for the Colorado Rockies, leading the league in doubles in 1993 with 45. Hayes, who also covered the outfield, first base and second base and was a designated hitter over his 14-season career, also played for the San Francisco Giants (1988-1989, 1998-1999), the Philadelphia Phillies (1989-1991, 1995), the New York Yankees (1992, 1996-1997), the Pittsburgh Pirates (1996), the Milwaukee Brewers (2000) and the Houston Astros (2001). Hayes was a member of the 1996 World Champion New York Yankees where he caught Atlanta's Mark Lemke's foul pop for the final out of the World Series. Fine condition.
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