Jim Ray Hart Signed Baseball Giants – COAGo Back
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Presented is an ONL (White) baseball autographed by Jim Ray Hart. He signed it on the sweet spot in blue ballpoint pen (“9”). The ball itself shows toning from age.
Jim Ray Hart played for the National League’s San Francisco Giants from 1963 to 1973 and the American League’s New York Yankees in 1973 and 1974. Hart batted and threw right-handed. In a 12-season career, Hart posted a .278 batting average, with 170 home runs and 578 runs batted in (RBIs) in 1,125 Major League games played. In 1965, Hart was fined and suspended by Giants’ manager Herman Franks after breaking curfew. Some of his teammates feared he was becoming an alcoholic, and Giants’ captain Willie Mays had a talk with him. Mays told him, “If you play for me for six days, I’ll give you one day,” meaning if Hart was ready to play during the week, Mays would give him a bottle of Old Crow each Monday. “He was ready to play every day,” Mays reported, and he gave Hart five hundred dollars out of his own pocket after the season for always being ready.
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