THE WASHINGTON SENATORS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CIRCA 1967 CO-SIGNED BY: FRANK "HONDO" HOWARD, DOUG CAMILLI, BOB SAVERINE, PAUL CASANOVA, PHIL "KEMO" ORTEGA, BOB CHANCE, CASEY COX, TIM CULLEN, DICK NOLD, FRED "SQUEAKY" VALENTINE, CAP (CHARLES ANDREW) PETERSON, DICK NEN, ED "THE CREEPER" STROUD, BERNIE ALLEN, MIKE "SUPERJEW" EPSTEIN, FRANK BERTAINA, BARRY MOORE, DICK LINES, GIL HODGES, KEN McMULLEN, JOHNNY ORSINO, ED BRINKMAN, DICK BOSMAN, JOE COLEMAN, DAROLD KNOWLES - HFSID 284826
Sale Price $935.00
WASHINGTON SENATORS (1967)American League (Cronin) baseball, signed by 26 team members, including manager Gil Hodges Baseball signed: "Gil Hodges" (sweet spot), "Bob Chance", "Frank Bertaina", "John Orsino", "Bob Saverine", "Bernie Allen", "Dick Bosman", "Phil Ortega", "Doug Camilli", "Dick Lines", "Frank Howard", "Cap Peterson", "Mike Epstein", "Fred Valentine", "Darold Knowles", "Dick Nen", "Barry Moore", "Casey Cox", "Ed Stroud", "Joe Coleman", "Dick Nold", "Paul Casanova", "Ken McMullen", "Tim Cullen", "Ed Brinkman" and 2 unidentified signers. In all 26 signatures. The original Washington Senators, one of the founding American League teams, deserted the city in 1961 to become the Minnesota Twins. The League expanded that year, and a new Washington Senators ball club took its place. The Twins quickly became a contending team in their new home. Despite a new ball park (later renamed RFK Stadium), however the new Senators continued in the tradition of the old, living up to adage that Washington was "first in war, first in peace, and last in the American League."The 1967 Senators were somewhat better than that, finishing 76-85, sixth place in the 10-team league. Baseball fans will recognize some fine talents on this ball, however, including Gil Hodges, Frank Howard, Mike Epstein and Joe Coleman. In 1972, the second Senator team left town too, becoming the Texas Rangers and leaving the nation's capital without a baseball franchise until 2005, when the former Montreal Expos became the Washington Nationals. Toned and roughed. Signatures light most legible. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by PSA/DNA LOA.
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