In '52, Nellie Fox led the entire American League with 192 hits and 648 at-bats—yet not a single one was a round-tripper. That's right, 0 home runs. More goose eggs came in 1958 and 1964. In our current day and age when homers are baseball's be-all and end-all, it's hard to imagine a finesse player like Fox! This creamy-toned OAL (Harridge) ball features 25 signatures averaging "7" strength on the north and south panels and "4" strength on the sweet spot as well as east and west panels. It's personalized on the sweet spot to a Sporting News writer by the name of Gilstrap (or a relative of his).
Sweet Spot: Kretlow
North Panel: Zarilla, Robinson, Holcombe, Pierce, Coleman, Masi, Grissom
South Panel: Richards (clubhouse), Kennedy, Brown, Carrasquel, Rogovin, Cramer, Sheely
West Panel: Dobson, Adair, Stubbs, Miranda
East Panel: Judson, Mele, Minoso, Dorish, Dente, Fox, Rodriguez
Reverse sweet spot shows some slight separation between the stitching and hide.
Full LOA from JSA.