CURT FLOOD - PENNANT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: GAYLORD PERRY, DICK WILLIAMS, BO "ROBERT" BELINSKY, WHITEY FORD, LOU BROCK, JAY JOHNSTONE, RON CEY, FERGUSON JENKINS - HFSID 293928
CURT FLOOD CO-SIGNED BY: GAYLORD PERRY, DICK WILLIAMS, BO BELINSKY, WHITEY FORD, LOU BROCK, RON CEY, JAY JOHNSTONE and FERGUSON JENKINS Felt pennant for the Baseball Legends Reception at the 1994 Video Software Dealers Association convention, signed by Curt Flood, four Hall of Famers and four others.
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CURT FLOOD CO-SIGNED BY: GAYLORD PERRY, DICK WILLIAMS, BO BELINSKY, WHITEY FORD, LOU BROCK, RON CEY, JAY JOHNSTONE and FERGUSON JENKINS
Felt pennant for the Baseball Legends Reception at the 1994 Video Software Dealers Association convention, signed by Curt Flood, four Hall of Famers and four others.
Pennant signed: "Curt Flood", "Whitey Ford", "Gaylord/Perry", "Ferguson Jenkins", "Dick Williams", "Jay Johnstone", "Bo/Belinsky/5/5/62 No-Hitter", "Ron Cey" and "Lou Brock", Color, 30x12, felt pennant for the "Baseball Legends Reception" which took place at the 1994 Video Software Dealers Association convention. CURT FLOOD (1938-1997), who roamed the St Louis Cardinals outfield from 1956 to 1969, was one of the best defensive center fielders of 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. GAYLORD PERRY pitched for 8 Major League teams (1962-1983). He won the AL Cy Young Award in 1972 and the NL Cy Young Award in 1978, becoming the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues. In 22 years, Perry won 314 games, striking out 3,534 batters. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991. Perry was renowned for throwing the illegal spitball, and equally good at getting away with it. The emotional DICK WILLIAMS (1929-2011) is the only manager to win pennants with three different teams (the Red Sox, A's, and Padres), as well as win titles in all four divisions. But despite his teams' successes, he always alienated management and players alike with his driving, hard-bitten, "my way or the highway" attitude. He managed six different teams in a career that stretched over 21 years and often included clashes with similarly single-minded owners. In 1972, Williams started the concept of using left handed pitchers and right hander's to overwhelm his opponents. His Oakland Athletics won the 1972, 1973 and 1974 World Series. One of the most colorful players of the 1960s, pool-hustling playboy BO BELINSKY (1936-2001) was picked up from the Orioles organization by the Angels in the 1961 expansion draft. Undefeated in his first three major-league starts, Belinsky pitched the first big-league no-hitter on the West Coast against the Orioles. Edward "WHITEY" FORD (b. 1928, HOF 1974) was the "money pitcher" on the great Yankee teams of the 1950s and early 1960s, called "Chairman of the Board". The wily southpaw's lifetime record of 236-106 gives him the best winning percentage (.690) of any 20th century pitcher. He paced the American League in victories three times, and in ERA and shutouts twice. The 1961 Cy Young Award winner still holds many World Series records, including 10 wins and 94 strikeouts, once pitching 33 consecutive scoreless innings in the Fall Classic. Whitey Ford has the most career wins in the history of the New York Yankees with 236. Outfielder LOU BROCK (b. 1939) spent 20 years in the Majors, the last 16 with the St Louis Cardinals. (The transaction that sent him from the Chicago Cubs to the arch-rival Cardinals in 1964 makes most lists of all-time one-sided trades.) A 7-time All-Star, Brock was baseball's all-time leader in stolen bases from 1974 until1982, with 938. (He remains the all-time National League leader.) He set a major league record by stealing over 50 bases 12 times and a N.L. record with 118 steals in 1974. Brock led the N.L. in stolen bases 8 times. He collected 3,023 hits during his 19-year career and holds the World Series record with a .391 batting average in 21 post-season games for the Cardinals. Only 27 players in baseball history have reached 3,000 Major League hits. Brock entered the Hall of Fame in 1985. 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. RON CEY played 17 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-1982), Chicago Cubs (1983-1986) and Oakland A's (1987). The six-time All Star third baseman shared MVP honors with teammates Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager in the 1981 World Series, won by the Dodgers over the Yankees in six games. Cey batted .350 as Los Angeles won four games in a row after losing the first two at Yankee Stadium. In 19 Major League seasons (1965-1983), right-handed starting pitcher FERGUSON JENKINS (b. 1942, HOF 1991) won 284 games, including 6 consecutive seasons with the Chicago Cubs in which he won 20 or more games while striking out 200 or more. National League Cy Young winner in 1971 and a two-time All-Star, he also led the league in wins twice. Although not in the Hall, several other signers here made significant marks in baseball history. Overall, fine condition.