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    1926 Rube Walberg 18th Career Win Game Used With Inscription Signed Ball. In a 15-season career spanning from 1923-1937, George "Rube" Walberg won 155 games, including 15 shutouts and 140 complete games. The ball we offer comes directly from the hurlers daughter with a full letter of authenticity with photos of the offered ball. The ball comes from a July 13th, 1926 game between the A's and the Browns, in which the A's were victors by the score of 3 to 2. Following the game Walberg noted the score along with both batteries involved in the game(His catcher was HOF Al Simmons). Walberg did not sign the ball, but the lengthy inscription with his last name written and letter of provenance make for a unique and rare collectible.
    A consistent and durable pitcher, Walberg averaged 16 wins for the Philadelphia Athletics of Connie Mack from 1926 to 1932, with career-highs of 20 wins in 1931 and 18 in 1929. He also had a 1-1 mark with a 1.93 ERA for the Athletics in five World Series appearances. A good-hitting pitcher, Walberg collected a .220 batting average with four home runs and 84 runs batted in .
    Walberg surrendered 17 home runs to Babe Ruth , more than did any other pitcher. The ball has 2 small drill holes, from being mounted on a display, these do not affect any of the writing on the ball. Letter Of Authenticity from Family. Pre Certified by PSA/DNA.

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    September, 2011
    25th Sunday
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