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THE NEW YORK GIANTS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CO-SIGNED BY: DON "MANDRAKE" MUELLER, HOOT (WALTER) EVERS - HFSID 293161

NEW YORK GIANTS (1954) Baseball bearing the names of 27 members of the World Championship team Baseball signed, with names including Leo Durocher, Al Dark", Johnny Antonelli, Ray Katt, John [Windy]

Sale Price $850.00

Reg. $1,000.00

Condition: slightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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NEW YORK GIANTS (1954)
Baseball bearing the names of 27 members of the World Championship team
Baseball signed, with names including Leo Durocher, Al Dark", Johnny Antonelli, Ray Katt, John [Windy] McCall, Hank Thompson, Larry Jansen, Bill Gardner, Don Mueller, Joe Amalfitano, Whitey Lockman, Don Liddle, Hoot Evers, West Westrum, Ruben Gomez, Bill Taylor, Jim Rhodes, Sal Maglie, and 9 others. Rawlings Official National League Baseball, Warren Giles, President. The 1954 New York Giants, under manager Leo Durocher, won the National League pennant with a record of 97-57, and then swept the heavily favored Cleveland Indians (111-43) in the World Series. The Series featured the famous running catch of young Willie Mays in the Polo Grounds' deep center field, and remarkable pinch hitting by Jim "Dusty" Rhodes, including a walk-off homer in Game One. Although the Cleveland pitching staff, led by Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Early Wynn and Mike Garcia, makes the short list of baseball's best rotations, the Giants more than matched it in the series with starters Johnny Antonelli, Ruben Gomez and Sal "the Barber" Maglie, and bullpen stalwarts Hoyt Wilhelm and Marv Grissom. Eight Hall of Famers played in this Series, four from each team and including both managers. The Giants in the Hall are Durocher, Mays, Wilhelm, and Monte Irvin. Some modern analysts believe this Series was not really an upset, despite the disparity in regular season records, because the National League, which had been recruiting African-American players much more aggressively than the AL, was simply the superior league in that era. Be aware that Leo Durocher's name has been stamped on this ball, and some of the others, including Willie Mays and Al Dark, are clubhouse signatures. Slightly worn. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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