If it seems like Darold Knowles was everywhere, that’s probably because he was. The lone pitcher to appear in all seven games of a single World Series (1973), Knowles performed for seven different Major League teams during his career as a southpaw bullpen artist. This Washington Senators road jersey was worn by Knowles during the 1969 season as he posted a sparkling 9-2 mark, 13 saves and a 2.24 ERA. The gray flannel button-down garment features twill identifiers, proper “Wilson” tagging and the MLB silhouette logo 100th Anniversary logo patch worn throughout the big leagues that season. LOA from Phil Wood. More on our website.
The gray flannel button-down garment features “Senators” angled across the chest in red-on-blue twill and “32” sewn to the back in like fashion. A “Wilson” size “42” label is sewn within the collar, while the tapered left front tail is home to a chain stitched “1969” identifier. A M:B silhouette 100th Anniversary logo patch adorns the left sleeve. There are six holes (as tailored) under each arm to facilitate ventilation. The all-original garment shows nice game use with minimal color fading and puckering about the twill components. This is particularly appealing as it was worn by Knowles during a stellar season and was named to the All-Star team for the first and only time in his lengthy career. Additionally, 1969 marked the expansion franchise’s only winning season during its 11-year run in the Nation’s Capital. Accompanying is an LOA from Washington, D.C. baseball historian and memorabilia consultant Phil Wood.
NOTE: In full disclosure, there are varying degrees of yellow toning to the jersey, mostly noticeable on the collar and the front tails.