JOHNNY "BANANAS" MOSTIL - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 83853
Sale Price $72.00
A signature from the White Sox outfielder, writing his years with the team beneath his name
Signature: "Johnny Mostil/White Sox/1918 to 1929", 5x3 card. Johnny Mostil (1896-1970) played for the Sox in 1918 and from 1921-1929. He was one of the premier AL outfielders of the 1920s, leading the league in stolen bases in 1925 and 1926 and in runs scored in 1925. He batted over .300 four times. On March 9, 1927, Mostil tried to kill himself in his Shreveport hotel room, inflicting 13 razor cuts to his wrist, neck and arms. The press reported that Mostil suffered from neuritis, but rumors circulated that Mostil was having an affair with the wife of teammate and future Hall of Famer Red Faber, and attempted suicide when Faber found out and threatened to kill him. Mostil recovered and returned by the end of the season. On May 19, 1929, Mostil broke his right leg tripping over home plate on the uncontested front end of a double steal, ending his .301 career at the age of 33. Toned.Fine condition.
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