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1960 Ted Williams "1800 RBI" Original UPI Photo

Lot Number 485

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When Ted Williams collected career RBI #1,800 in 1960, he became just the 8th slugger in MLB history to do so. Sixty years later, the number has been reached by just twenty-one individuals and Williams ranks 15th. So "Teddy Ballgame" had good reason to celebrate the great milestone he achieved on 7/10/60, in the final season of his brilliant career. Part of the celebration was captured with this original 1960 UPI newsservice photo. Trimmed to dimensions of 6x8, this period photograph remains crisp and glossy with a distinct image and moderate wear that results in a (VG-EX) designation. Williams is pictured in uniform flashing a big smile, while holding the bat he used during the Red Sox 7/10/60 game versus the New York Yankees. The barrel of the bat is decorated with "1800 R.B.I", in celebration of the glorious event which occurred in the 4th inning, with Whitey Ford on the mound for the Yankees. A UPI credit stamp on the reverse is surrounded by penciled writing, that reads "Boston - 7/10/60 - UPI: Ted Williams appears in happy mood after hitting his 1800 R.B.I. in game with N.Y. Yankees (7/10) Bosox won 9-5 UPI Photo".  
 



 
 
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