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Dave McNally 1974 Baltimore Orioles Game-Worn Home Jersey

Lot Number 457

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The winningest left-hander in the pitching-rich history of the Baltimore Orioles, Montana-born southpaw Dave McNally was one of the team’s four 20-game winners in 1971 and fired the fourth of five straight shutouts during the stretch drive of the 1974 pennant chase. The Orioles home jersey was worn by McNally during that ’74 campaign, The cream-colored knit button-down garment features twill identifiers and proper “Rawlings” tagging. The all-original Memorial Stadium apparel shows moderate wear and comes with an LOA from Baltimore baseball historian and memorabilia consultant Phil Wood. More on our website.

“Orioles” angled across the chest in orange-on-black twill, “19” sewn to the back and left front and “McNALLY” arched atop the back number in like fashion. Orange-and-black stretched ribbed knit lines the collar, while Orange-white-and-black striped stretch ribbed knot lines the sleeve endings. The right front tail’s interior is home to a “Rawlings” size “40” label and a flap tag denoting “SET #8P 1974.” McNally’s contributions spanned more than a decade. In 1966, he blanked Don Drysdale and the Dodgers, 1-0 to win Game 4 and clinch the Orioles’ first-ever World Series conquest. In 1970, he became the only pitcher in baseball history to hit a grand slam during the World Series. As mentioned in our catalog description, his shutout during the stretch drive of the 1974 season was key to an incredible surge that earned the Birds the American League Eastern Division title. Entering play on August 29, the Orioles were in fourth place, eight games behind the front-running Red Sox. From that point forward, McNally went 4-0 to contribute to his team’s 28-6 surge that netted the division crown. Headlining a 10-game winning streak from August 29 through September 7, the club threw five successive shutouts that included 54 consecutive scoreless innings!

 
 
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