THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CIRCA 1971 CO-SIGNED BY: AL "MR. SCOOP" OLIVER, CHARLIE SANDS, JIM NELSON, JOSE PAGAN, BOB (ROBERT) VEALE, GENE CLINES, NELSON "NELLIE" BRILES, BOB JOHNSON - HFSID 147327
Sale Price $324.00
1971 PITTSBURGH PIRATES Eight players from the World Series Championship team sign a Spalding Official National League baseball (Feeney). Baseball signed: "Gene Clines", "Jim Nelson", "Al Oliver", "Charlie Sands", "Jose Pagan", "Nellie Briles", "Bob Johnson" and "Bob Veale". Spalding Official National League baseball, Charles S. Feeney, President. The 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates finished first in the National League East and went on to defeat the San Francisco Giants in the National League Championship Series and the Baltimore Orioles in a dramatic seven game World Series. Outfielder GENE CLINES (b. 1946) played in the major leagues from 1970-1979 and played on the Pirates from (1970-1974). Pitcher JIM NELSON (1947-2004) played for the Pirates (1970-1971) and had a record of 6-5 with a 3.06 ERA. Outfielder/first baseman AL OLIVER (b. 1946) played for 7 Major League teams, but is best remembered for his decade with the Pirates (1968-1977). He batted over .300 nine straight times, and is among the Pirates' all-time leaders in doubles, home runs and extra-base hits. He won the NL batting crown with the Montreal Expos in 1982. Oliver was the first player to amass 200 hits and 100 RBI in a season in both the AL and the NL. Catcher CHARLIE SANDS (1947-2016) played for four major league teams from 1967 to 1975, and spent the 1971 and 1972 seasons with the Pirates. Infielder JOSE PAGAN (1935-2011) was born in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. He played in the major leagues for the San Francisco Giants (1959-1965), Pittsburgh Pirates (1965-1972) and Philadelphia Phillies (1973). His career statistics include a batting average of .250, 52 home runs and 372 RBIs. Nelson Briles (1943-2005) won 129 games in 13 Major League seasons, making major contributions to World Championship teams in St. Louis (1967) and Pittsburgh (1971). In the 1971 Series, his 2-hitter in Game 5 helped the Pirates to an upset victory over the favored Baltimore Orioles. Pitcher BOB JOHNSON (b. 1943) played in the major leagues from 1969 to 1977 and for the Pirates from 1971 to 1973. His career statistics include a record of 28-34 with a 3.34 ERA. Pitcher BOB VEALE (b. 1935) played in the major leagues from 1962 to 1974 and for the Pirates from 1962 to 1972. A two-time All-Star, his career statistics include a record of 125-90, 1,703 strikeouts and a 3.07 ERA. Overall, fine condition.
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