The 1952 Washington Senators inched past the .500 mark for the first time since World War II and the last time in franchise history before they became the Minnesota Twins. Led by star players such as Runnels, Vernon, and Jensen a formidable line-up was in the makings. The good times did not last though, when popular coach, pre-war star Clyde "Deerfoot" Milan suffered a heart attack in the heat of spring training the following year. Presented is a signed team baseball for the Washingtonians. With (26) total signatures, the ball contains (17) sigs of players and coaches who have since died. Signed in blue ink on a Spalding baseball, these pennings grade between a ("7-9") with many on the higher end of the scale. Highlights include Jensen (d.1982), Runnels (d.1991), Milan (d.1953), Altrock (d.1965), Porterfield (d.1980), Grasso (d.1975) and B. Harris (d.1977). COA from James Spence Authentications. For a complete listing of signatures, please visit our website.
Highlights include Sweet Spot: Vernon, Jensen (d.1982); North Panel: Wood, Runnels (d.1991), Shea (d.2002), Hoderlein (d.2001), Myatt (d.2000). Baker (d.2004) Milan (d.1953); South Panel: Altrock (d.1965), J. Busby (d.1996), Gumpert, Porterfield (d.1980), C. Marrero, Grasso (d.1975); West Panel: J. Moreno (d.1987), Coan, Ferrick (d.1996), Rapp (d.1992); East Panel: B. Harris (d.1977), Snyder, Masterson, Campos (d.2006), Consuegra (d.2005), Yost and D. Johnson.