The offensive-minded Junior Circuit introduced the designated hitter as these (5) OAL Cronin baseballs were autographed by members of American League teams. Signature qualities vary between (10) and (5) in terms of strength and clarity. Keys include: White Sox: (30 sigs, 0 CH) with: Kelly, McLothlin and Tanner; Indians: (27 sigs, 0 CH) with: Colavito, Lowenstein and G. Perry; Royals: (28 sigs, 0 CH) with: Brett, Littell and Splittorff; Brewers: (25 sigs, 0 CH) with: Kuenn, Porter and G. Thomas; Rangers: (27 sigs, 0 CH) with: Burroughs, Clyde and Herzog. Auction LOA from JSA. More on our website.
1973 Chicago White Sox Team-Signed Baseball: a creamy OAL Cronin ball (grade 8) with ballpoint signatures averaging (5) strength (with ink migration throughout. Includes: Sweet Spot: Tanner (manager); North Panel: Bahnsen, Melton, Muser, Baldwin, Sain (coach), C. Brinkman and Hairston; South Panel: Forster, McGlothlin (d.1975), Geddes, Morales, Fisher, P. Kelly (d.2005) and Sharp; West Panel: Kaat, Johnson, Farmer, Said (repeat signature), Lonnett (coach), Frailing and C. May; East Panel: Mahoney (coach), Downing, Leon, Kealey, Jeter, Monchak (coach) and Stone; Reverse Sweet Spot: unidentified
1973 Cleveland Indians Team-Signed Baseball: a creamy OAL Cronin sphere (grade 9) with ballpoint signatures averaging (6) strength with minor ink migration on most. Includes: Sweet Spot: Aspromonte (clubhouse); North Panel: Chambliss, Dunning, Torres, Strom, Wilcox, Ashby and unidentified; South Panel: Brohamer, Duffy, Duncan, Ragland, Tidrow and W. Williams; West Panel: Colavito (coach), Bell, G. Perry, Lowenstein, Hendrick and Kenney; East Panel: Ellis, Kilkenny, Hilgendorf, Timmermann, Lamb and Brohamer (repeat signature); Reverse Sweet Spot: Spahn (coach)
1973 Kansas City Royals Team-Signed Baseball: a creamy OAL Cronin orb (grade 8) with ballpoint signatures averaging (5-6) strength and clarity (with ink migration affecting most). Includes: Sweet Spot: McKeon (manager); North Panel: Mingori, unidentified, Dal Canton, Jackson, Hopkins, Busby and Taylor; South Panel: Dunlop (coach), Lau (coach), Kirkpatrick, Splittorff, Garber, Wohlford, Wright and Brett; West Panel: Piniella, Littell, Drago, Schaal, Hoerner and Reichardt; East Panel: Floyd, Bevacqua, Bird, Healy, Cisco (coach) and Rojas
1973 Milwaukee Brewers Team-Signed Baseball: a mildly toned OAL Cronin ball (grade 8) with ballpoint signatures ranging from (10) to (7-8) in terms of strength and clarity. Includes: Sweet Spot: Crandall (manager); North Panel: Walton (coach), Garcνa, Thomas, Champion, O. Brown and Heise; South Panel: Ryerson, Lockwood, D. May, Coluccio, Kuenn (coach) and Money; West Panel: Vukovich, Nossek (coach), Porter (d.2002), Colborn, Lahoud, Parsons and Briggs; East Panel: Mitchell, Linzy, Slaton, Bell and Shaw (coach)
1973 Texas Rangers Team-Signed Baseball: a creamy OAL Cronin sphere (grade 8) with ballpoint signatures averaging (6-7) strength and clarity (with ink migration on most). Includes: Sweet Spot: Herzog (manager); North Panel: Merritt, Lovitto, Hudson, Foucault, Suarez and Broberg; South Panel: Sudakis, Nelson, Gogolewski, Grieve, Stelmaszek and Hiller (coach); West Panel: Hand, Carty, Hiller (repeat signature), Maddox, A. Johnson and Billings; East Panel: Bosman, Harris, Dunning, Burroughs, Paul, Moore (coach) and Clyde; Reverse Sweet Spot: Biitner