Big Klu put his pants on one leg at a time, just like everyone else. But there was one shining moment in time when he was almost superhuman—the 1959 World Series. A new arrival to the Go-Go Sox, the 34-year-old Chicago native put up monster numbers in his one-and-only Fall Classic appearance. He batted .391 with 3 HRs, 1 double, 10 RBIs, 5 runs, 2 walks and an astronomical OPS of 1.266. Now what if we told you that in all likelihood, these were the very pants Kluszewski was wearing for his clutch, career-defining performance? Here's why: Klu first suited up with the playoff-bound Pale Hose in late August, and we can only assume that his first pants were the "Set 2" example that sold at auction in 2001 for nearly $1,800. It stands to reason that Set 4, presented here, was the lucky pair in which he finished out the season with his World Series heroics. Chain-stitched felt labels in the waistband read, "Kluszewski / 1959-4," adjacent to the Wilson size 48 tagging. Solid overall wear.
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