THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CIRCA 1980 CO-SIGNED BY: KEITH "MEX" HERNANDEZ, LEON "BULL" DURHAM, KEN "OBIE" OBERKFELL, KEN REITZ, TOM HERR, DON HOOD, TERRY KENNEDY, TONY SCOTT, JACK KROL, JOHN "CHIEF" URREA, GEORGE HENDRICK, JOHN LITTLEFIELD, DANE IORG, JIM OTTEN, MIKE RAMSEY, BOB SYKES, KIM SEAMAN, GARRY "JUMP STEADY" TEMPLETON, JIM "KITTY" KAAT, BOB FORSCH, WHITEY HERZOG, RED SCHOENDIENST - HFSID 147749
Sale Price $450.00
1980 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
19 players and 3 managers from the 1980 St. Louis Cardinals sign a Rawlings Official National League baseball (Feeney).
Baseball signed: "Whitey Herzog", "Dane Iorg", "Jack Krol", "Terry Kennedy" "Ken Reitz", "Jim Kaat", "Don Hood", "John Littlefield", "Keith Hernandez", "Steve Swisher", "John Urrea", "Jim Otten", "Mike Ramsey", "Red Schoendienst", "Tony Scott", "Bob Sykes", "Kim Seaman", "George Hendrick", "Ken Oberkfell" twice, "Tom Herr", "Leon Durham", "Garry Templeton" and "Bob Forsch". Rawlings Official National League baseball, Charles S. Feeney, President. In the 1980 season the St. Louis Cardinals went 74-88, finishing fourth in the National League East. During the season the team had four different managers. Three, Herzog, Schoendienst and Jack Krol, signed this ball. WHITEY HERZOG was a Major League outfielder turned manager who led the 1982 St. Louis Cardinals to their first World Series title in 15 years. He ended his Major League playing career in 1963, after playing for four teams, with a career batting average of .257, 414 hits, 25 home runs and 172 RBIs. Herzog's main achievements were as a manager. He was hired by the Texas Rangers in 1973 and spent 19 seasons as a manager, mostly with the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals. Herzog preferred whittling down his opponents with pitching and defense instead of scoring big with home runs. It evidently worked, because hehad only five losing seasons and ended his career with a win-loss record of 1,281-1,125, a percentage of .532. DAN IORG played with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1977-1984. He became a World Series Champion with the Cards' in 1982 and again in 1985 when he helped defeat St. Louis playing with the Kansas City Royals. After a long career in the minor leagues JACK KROL managed the St. Louis Cardinals for two games in 1978 and one game in 1980. KEN REITZ played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1972 to 1975 and from 1978 to 1980. A third baseman, he won the Golden Glove Award in 1975. The last active player who had worn the uniform of the original Washington Senators, JIM KAAT pitched in the Major Leagues for 25 seasons (1959-1983) and holds the Minnesota Twins' record for most wins (189). His best season was 1966, when he went 25-13, leading the league in complete games (19) as well as wins. He played in the 1965 World Series with the Twins and the 1982 Series with the World Champion St Louis Cardinals. Pitcher DON HOOD played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1980 and for the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals. Pitcher JOHN LITTLEFIELD played for the Cardinals in 1980 and the San Diego Padres in 1981. The best fielding first baseman of his generation, KEITH HERNANDEZ notched 11 consecutive Gold Glove awards. He was the National League's co-MVP (with Willie Stargell) in 1979. The 5-time All-Star divided his career between the St Louis Cardinals (1974-1983) and New York Mets (1983-1990), playing on a World Championship team in each city (1982, 1986). Catcher STEVE SWISHER played for 9 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Chicago Cubs (1974-1977), St. Louis Cardinals (1978-1980) and San Diego Padres (1981-1982). Pitcher JOHN URREA played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1977 to 1980 and for the San Diego Padres in 1981. Pitcher JIM OTTEN played for the Chicago White Sox (1974-1976) and St. Louis Cardinals (1980-1981).RED SCHOENDIENSTmanaged the St. Louis Cardinals from 1965-1976, winning the World Series in 1967 and the NL pennant in 1968, and for 37 games in 1980 and 24 games in 1990 temporarily replacing fired managers. Schoendienst was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989. Outfielder TONY SCOTT played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1977 to 1981 and also played for the Montreal Expos (1973-1975, 1984) and Houston Astros (1981-1984). Pitcher BOB SYKES played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1979 to 1981 and for the Detroit Tigers (1977-1978). Pitcher KIM SEAMAN played for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1979 and 1980. Outfielder and First Baseman GEORGE HENDRICK played in the Major Leagues for 18 years. He played for St. Louis from 1978 to 1984, winning a championship in 1982. He also spent four years with the California Angels (1985-1988). Infielder KEN OBERKFELL played for 16 seasons in the Major Leagues including 8 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. From 1977 to 1984 he played in St. Louis, appearing in the 1982 World Series. Second Baseman TOM HERR played for 13 seasons in the Major Leagues. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1979 to 1988, appearing in the 1982 and 1985 World Series. After beginning his major league career with the St. Louis Cardinals, LEON "Bull" DURHAM played outfield and first base for the Chicago Cubs from 1981-1988. An All-Star in 1982 and 1983, he later played for the Cincinnati Reds (1988) and the St. Louis Cardinals (1989). Shortstop GARY TEMPLETON played for 16 seasons in the Major Leagues. A three-time All Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, he played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1976-1981), San Diego padres (1982-1991) and New York Mets (1992). Pitcher BOB FORSCH played for 16 seasons in the Major Leagues. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1974-1988), appearing in the 1982 and 1985 World Series, and Houston Astros (1989-1990). Infielder Mike Ramsey played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1978-1984), Montreal Expos (1984) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1985). In 1982, he became a World Series Champion with the Cardinals. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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