1985 KC Royals Team-Signed Baseball (23) George Brett, Bret Saberhagen, etc. – COA JSA
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The 1985 Kansas City Royals season ended with the Royals’ first world championship win over their intrastate rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals. The Royals won the Western Division of the American League for the second consecutive season and the sixth time in ten years. The team improved its record to 91–71 on the strength of its pitching, led by Bret Saberhagen’s Cy Young Award-winning performance.
In the playoffs, the Royals went on to win the American League Championship Series for just the second time and the World Series for the first time (they previously lost the 1980 World Series). Both the ALCS and the World Series were won in seven games after the Royals lost the first two games at home and three of the first four games overall. The championship series against the Cardinals was forever remembered in St. Louis by umpires’ supposedly blown calls in Game Six: one that cost the Royals a run in the 4th, and a blown call by umpire Don Denkinger that allowed Jorge Orta to reach first. The World Series is remembered in Kansas City as the culmination of ten years of dominance by the Royals, during which they reached the playoffs seven times, with stars such as George Brett, Hal McRae, and Willie Wilson. The Royals did not return to the postseason until 2014 and won the World Series again in 2015
Offered here is an OAL (Brown) team signed by 23 members of World Series Champs KC Royals Bret Saberhagen’s Cy Young. Dick Howser on the sweet spot, George Brett, Steve Balboni, Lynn Jones, Jimmie Schaffer, Charlie Leibrandt, Mike Jones, Greg Pryor, Danny Jackson, Dan Quisenberry, José Martínez, Mark Gubicza, Willie Wilson, Onix Concepción & eight more. Signature signed in black ballpoint grades 7-8. Authentication: JSA Auction House Letter
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