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.