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This baseball is signed by the 1968 World Champion Detroit Tigers. Notice that Casey Stengel, the longtime manager of the Yankees, has signed the ball. In the spring training before the 1968 season, Stengel was at a Tigers game and probably signed it there.
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Hero of 1968

In the 1968 World Series, the Detroit Tigers went up against the powerful Bob Gibson-led St. Louis Cardinals. The Cards, led by the base-stealing heroics of Lou Brock, jumped out to a three games to one lead. Then, the Tigers made a dramatic comeback, that culminated with a triple by Tigers center fielder Jim Northrup in the seventh inning of the final game to snatch the Series away from the stunned Cardinals. This jersey was worn by Northrup (who had five grand slams that season alone) when he hit the triple.


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