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1940 A.L. Champion Detroit Tigers Signed Baseball Hank Greenberg MVP
Punctuating the monotonous string of pennants claimed by the Yankees, the Detroit Tigers of 1940 asserted their worth in capturing that season’s American League crown. This was no fluke. The Tigers, led by the slugging might of Hank Greenberg, rostered one of the finest pitching staffs in the history of the game. Through the 1940 campaign, the Detroit mound corps was virtually impregnable – in its entirety. In the course of the season, 26 of those rostered Tigers placed their signatures on this OAL (Harridge) baseball in original box. The medium is EX/MT with strong stampings. The autographs, t (in composite, averaging about “7-8”), are yet clean, and all are legible. In fact, the vintage of these signatures is decisively 1940, as affirmed by the inclusion Schoolboy Rowe and Charlie Gehringer on the sweet spot and Del Baker Manager. The panels then hold the autographs of Hank Greenberg (MVP) Clay Smith Played one year for the Tigers in 1940, Pete Fox, Earl Averill, Pinky Higgins, Birdie Tebbetts, Red Kress, Al Benton, Buck [Bobo] Newsom, Billy Sullivan, Johnny Gorsica, Rudy York, Merv Shea, Frank [Scat] Metha, Tom Seats, Bing Miller, Barney McCosky, Fred Hutchinson, Archie McKain, Tuck Stainback, Bruce Campbell, Frank Croucher, and Dutch Meyer was a head baseball coach at TCU (1926–1934, 1945, 1956–1957), amassing a record of 111–83–1.
Authentication: JSA Auction House Letter
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