WILLIE "SAY HEY KID" MAYS - INSCRIBED BASEBALL SIGNED CIRCA 1977 CO-SIGNED BY: DAVE WINFIELD, BRENT STROM, GENE TENACE, JOEY AMALFITANO, BILL ALMON, GENE RICHARDS, ALAN FOSTER, RANDY JONES, DON "NEWK" NEWCOMBE, PEE WEE REESE, DOLPH CAMILLI, DAVE TOMLIN, DON WILLIAMS - HFSID 102554
Sale Price $450.00
WILLIE MAYS CO-SIGNED BY: DAVE WINFIELD, DON NEWCOMBE, PEE WEE REESE, BILL ALMON, JOEY AMALFITANO, DOLPH CAMILLI, ALAN FOSTER, RANDY JONES, GENE RICHARDS, BRENT STROM, GENE TENACE, DAVE TOMLIN and DON WILLIAMSOfficial League RPB-3 baseball signed by Three Hall of Famers, two Cy Young Award winners, the 1941 NL MVP and the 1972 World Series MVP. Baseball inscribed and signed: "To Richard", "Willie Mays", "Dave Winfield", "Don Newcombe", "Pee Wee Reese", "Bill Almon", "Joey Amalfitano", "Dolph Camilli", "Alan Foster", "Randy Jones", "Gene Richards", "Brent Strom", "Gene Tenace", "Dave Tomlin" and "Don Williams" Official League RPB-3 baseball. Considered by many the greatest all-around player of all time, WILLIE MAYS (born in 1931) was the prototype of the complete player; he hit for average and power, ran the bases with intelligence and speed, played a spectacular centerfield, and possessed a great arm. He was also remarkably durable, playing in at least 150 games for 13 consecutive seasons. Mays was an All-Star in 1954-1973, he received the Most Valuable Player Award in 1954 and 1965 and the Gold Glove in 1957-68. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1979. DAVE WINFIELD amassed 3,110 hits, 465 home runs and 1,833 RBIs, putting him in a class with the great modern sluggers. In his seven full seasons with the Padres (1973-1980), Winfield established himself as a powerful offensive and defensive force, consistently driving in runs and throwing out runners from right field with his lethal right arm. During the 1979 season, he batted .308 with 34 home runs and 118 RBIs. Winfield signed a lucrative 10-year contract with the Yankees after the 1980 season. He drove in over 100 runs from 1982 through 1986 to become the first Yankee since Joe DiMaggio to do so in five consecutive seasons. Winfield was voted an All-Star from 1977-1988, and he led the League in RBIs in 1979. Winfield also played for the California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays, Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians (1995). The recipient of seven Gold Glove Awards, he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001, his first year of eligibility. DON NEWCOMBE (1926-2019), the first Black pitcher in major league baseball, was National League Rookie of the Year in 1949. Pitching for the Brooklyn Dodgers throughout his best years, he won both the National League Most Valuable Player and the first-ever Cy Young award (1956). HAROLD "Pee Wee" REESE (1918-1999), who earned his nickname as a young marbles champion, was theBrooklyn Dodgers shortstop on seven pennant-winning teams and one World Championship during his 1940-1942, 1946-1958 career (last year in Los Angeles). "The Little Colonel" was at his best in the field and in providing leadership as Captain of the Dodgers. A white Southerner from Kentucky, one of Reese's greatest accomplishments was winning Jackie Robinson's acceptance by his teammates. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. Utility player BILL ALMON played in the MLB from 1974 until 1988. After playing for the Padres, Expos, Mets, White Sox, Athletics, Pirates, Mets and Phillies, he finished his career with a .254 batting average and 296 RBI's.JOEY AMALFITANO was utility infielder with the Giants for most of his career (1954-1955, 1960-1967), later playing for the Astros and Cubs. He coached for several teams, including the Dodgers (shown here) and was part of the Cubs' experiment in rotating managers (1979-1981). DOLPH CAMILLI (1907-1997) was a graceful, slugging first baseman (1933-1945) and two-time All-Star, who had his best years with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was the NL's Most Valuable Player in 1941, when he led the league in homers (34) and runs batted in (120). A maverick ahead of his time who called the owners "a bunch of cheap bastards", he sat out a season rather than accept a trade from the Dodgers to the rival Giants, and jumped to the newly formed Mexican League in 1946. Pitcher ALAN FOSTER played from for five separate teams from 1967 to 1976, the Dodgers, Indians, Angels, Cardinals and Padres. His career pitching stats include a record of 48-63, a 3.74 ERA and 501 strikeouts.RANDY JONES, who pitched all his effective Major League seasons with the San Diego Padres, richly deserved the NL Cy Young Award in 1976. That year he won twenty games (22-14) for the second year in the row while leading the league in wins, starts and complete games. He tied Christy Mathewson's venerable record of 68 innings without allowing a walk, a feat all the more remarkable because the legendary "Matty" had set it during baseball's "dead ball" era. A fine fielding pitcher with a good sinker and slider, Jones was an All-Star in 1975 and 1976 and the winning pitcher in the latter game. Frequent injuries shortened his career. In 1997, the Padres retired his uniform number 35. Outfielder GENE RICHARDS played with the San Diego Padres from 1977 to 1983 and finished his career playing one year for the San Francisco Giants in 1984. In his career he hit 26 home runs, 255 RBI's and batted for .290. BRENT STROM appeared in relief for the 1972 Mets, going 0-3 with a 6.82 ERA. He was traded to Cleveland, and then found his greatest success in the San Diego bullpen from 1975 to 1977. He finished his career with a record of 22-39, striking out 278 batters in the process. Catcher GENE TENACE played for the Oakland Athletics (1969-1976), San Diego Padres (1977-1980), St. Louis Cardinals (1981-1982) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1983). In Game One of the 1972 World Series, Tenace became the first player ever to hit home runs in his first two Series at-bats, and in the process drove in all the A's runs in their 3-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. It was the first time in his career that he hit two homers in a game. In Game Four, the A's were losing 2-1, with their only run to that point coming on Tenace's solo HR. A ninth-inning one-out rally consisting of four singles, with Tenace's the second and the rest coming from pinch hitters, won the game. Tenace also had a three-run homer in Oakland's Game Five loss, and was the hero of Game Seven, driving in two runs in the A's 3-2 clinching victory. He hit .348 overall, and his four home runs tied what was then the World Series record. Tenace was an easy choice for 1972 World Series MVP. Pitcher DAVE TOMLIN was used primarily against left handed hitters, averaging 60 appearances per year in relief for the 1975-1977 San Diego Padres. Sold to the Cincinnati Reds, he went 9-1 in 1978 despite an ERA of 5.81. He spent most of the 1980s in the minors, and in 1982 led the American Association in appearances. DON WILLIAMS was a player, scout and manager. He played in the Brooklyn/LA Dodgers farm system from 1956 to 1967, winning the California League MVP Award in 1961. In 1968 he managed the Bakersfield Dodgers and went on to be a scout for the San Diego Padres from 1968-1964 and a coach for the team from 1977-1980. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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