Offered is a pair of Baltimore Orioles autographed team balls from 1961 and 1969. Both of the baseballs are Orioles souvenir balls and have been signed in blue, black and even red ink. The signatures range between “4” and “8” with the balls grading (“7”). The 1961 Baltimore Orioles ball includes (20) signatures with Lum Harris (manager), Marv Throneberry, Whitey Herzog and Jerry Adair as the keys while the 1969 Baltimore Orioles ball includes (34) signatures with (2) Brooks and Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver, Mark Belanger, Jim Palmer and Jim Hardin as the keys. The 1969 Orioles, of course, were the American League Champions who lost to the Miracle Mets in the Fall Classic. For a complete list of all the signatures on the baseballs, please visit our website. COA from James Spence Authentications.
1961 Baltimore Orioles:
Sweet Spot: Lumas Harris (d.1996)
North Panel: Dick Hall, Jim Gentile, Marv Breeding, Dick Williams, Billy Hoeft
South Panel: Ron Hansen, one unidentified, Milt Pappas, Russ Snyder
East Panel: Hal Brown, Dave Philley, Marv Throneberry (d.1994), Jerry Adair (d.1987), Jack Brandt
West Panel: Wes Stock, Hank Foiles, Whitey Herzog, Gus Triandos and one unidentified.
1969 Baltimore Orioles:
Sweet Spot: Earl Weaver, one unidentified
North Panel: Charley Lau, Ellie Hendricks (d.2005), Brooks Robinson, Andy Etchebarren, Pete Richert, Paul Blair, Mike Cuellar, one unidentified, Eddie Watt
South Panel: Merv Rettenmund, Curt Motton, Dick Hall, Davey Johnson, Bob Floyd, Frank Robinson
East Panel: Tom Phoebus, Jim Hardin (d.1991), Fred Beene, Clay Dalrymple, Brooks Robinson, Terry Crowley
West Panel: Frank Bertaina, one unidentified, George Bamberger (d.2005), Mark Belanger (d.1998), Jim Palmer, Dave May.