1972 was the final season before the designated hitter was introduced to AL teams. Of course, that didn’t matter to the two NL squads represented in this team-signed lot. Signatures average (“7-8”) and ONL Fenney baseballs (VG-EX). Auction LOA from JSA. Includes:
1972 NL Champion Cincinnati Reds: (26) autographs; Sweet Spot: Sparky Anderson; North Panel: Tom Hall, unidentified, Tony Perez, Jack Billingham, Don Gullett, Ed Sprague, Cesar Geronimo; South Panel: Hal McRae, Bill Plummer, Julian Javier, Darrel Chaney, George Foster, Denis Menke, Joe Hague; West Panel: Ross Grimsley, Ted Uhlaender, Joe Nuxhall (coach), Clay Carroll and East Panel: Dave Concepcion, Gary Nolan, Bob Tolan, Pedro Borbon, Joe Morgan, Ted Kluszewski (coach), Jim McGlothlin. Note: Rose and Bench pennings are clubhouse
1972 Los Angeles Dodgers: (25) autographs; Sweet Spot: Walt Alston; North Panel: Willie Crawford, Willie Davis, Lee Lacy, Jim Lefebvre, Bobby Valentine, Wes Parker; South Panel: Red Adams (coach), Maury Wills, Frank Robinson, Duke Sims, Steve Garvey, Al Downing; West Panel: Manny Mota, Billy Grabarkewitz, Tommy John, Hoyt Wilhelm, Pete Mikkelsen and East Panel: Dixie Walker (coach), Bill Buckner, Jim Gilliam (coach), Claude Osteen, Don Sutton, Dick Dietz, Jose Pena.