THE DETROIT TIGERS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CIRCA 1986 CO-SIGNED BY: DAVE COLLINS, LOU "SWEET LOU" WHITAKER, CHET LEMON, HARRY SPILMAN, ALAN TRAMMELL, VADA PINSON, ALEX GRAMMAS, LANCE M. PARRISH, WILLIE HERNANDEZ, DARRELL EVANS, FRANK TANANA, BILL CAMPBELL, SPARKY ANDERSON, JACK MORRIS, KIRK GIBSON, CHUCK CARY, SCOTTI MADISON, DAVE ENGLE, RANDY O'NEAL, DARNELL COLES, LARRY HERNDON, DAN PETRY, DOUG BAKER, DWIGHT LOWRY, DAVE BERGMAN, CHARLES "BOOTS" DAY - HFSID 277337
Sale Price $850.00
1986 DETROIT TIGERS
Baseball signed by 29 team members, including many from the legendary 1984 team
Baseball Signed: "Sparky Anderson" on the sweet spot, "Bill Campbell", "Vada Pinson", "Darrell Evans", "Dave Collins", "Chuck Cary", "Lou Whitaker", "Guillermo Hernandez", "Alex Grammas", "Kirk Gibson", "Alan Trammell", "Larry Herndon", "Dan Petry", Darnell Coles", "Frank Tanana", "Dave LaPoint", "Chet Lemon", "Harry Spilman", "Walt Terrell", "Doug Baker", "Dwight Lowry", "Jack Morris", "Scotti Madison", "Dave Bergman", "Lance Parrish", "Dave Engle", "Randy O'Neal", "Boots Day" and one unidentified signature. In all 29 signatures. Rawlings official American League baseball, Bobby Brown, President. The 1986 Detroit Tigers went 87-75 in the American League East, third behind the Red Sox and Yankees in the 4-division, pre-wild card era. The core of this team, including pitching ace JACK MORRIS (b. 1955) and rotation mainstay DAN PETRY (b. 1958), closer GUILLERMO "WILLIE HERNANDEZ (b. 1954), catcher LANCE PARRISH (b. 1956), infield greats DARRELL EVANS (b. 1947), ALAN TRAMMELL (b. 1958) and LOU WHITAKER (b. 1957), outfielders KIRK GIBSON (b. 1957) and CHET LEMON (b. 1955), and several others remained from the 1984 World Championship Tigers (104-58), considered one of the greatest teams of all time. Nor was this team "over the hill"; it won the Division in 1987. SPARKY ANDERSON (1934-2010), even more famous as manager of the "Big Red Machine" Cincinnati Reds of the 1970s, also remained from 1984. Signing from the coaching staff we have ALEX GRAMMAS (b. 1926) (longtime NL infielder) and VADA PINSON (1938-1995), the latter a former star player with more hits (2,757) than any player not in the Hall of Fame or on the ballot now. BOOTS DAY (b. 1947), another former player, was a Tiger scout who had formerly managed the franchise's rookie team. Other signers - FRANK TANANA (b. 1953), for example, may not have starred for the Tigers but had great careers with other teams. Tiger fans will recognize other favorites. Three signatures (Lowry, Campbell and the one we couldn't identify) overwrite printed text and are somewhat difficult to read. Otherwise, fine condition.
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