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    1944 Connie Mack Day Multi-Signed Baseball with Ruth, Wagner, Johnson from the George Sisler Family. It was a sweltering evening at Philadelphia's Shibe Park as the greatest figures in the sport turned out to mark the Golden Anniversary of Connie Mack's first game as a Major League manager, having taken the reins of the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 4, 1894. A city-wide transit strike and the possibility of blackout due to the omnipresent threat of a WWII air raid failed to derail the festivities, which began with an Abbott and Costello performance of their famous "Who's on First?" sketch and proceeded onward through a highlight film of Mack's many achievements.

    At the culmination of the ceremony, Mack took the microphone himself to name his all-time All-Star team of living players, who lined up next to him as he called their names. First base: George Sisler. Second base: Eddie Collins. Third base: Frank "Home Run" Baker. Shortstop: Honus Wagner. Catcher: Tie between Bill Dickey and Mickey Cochrane. Outfielders: Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth. Pitchers: Walter Johnson and Lefty Grove.

    Seven of the men gathered at that event appear upon this ONL (Frick) ball. The signers: Ruth (7/10), Collins (9/10), Sisler (8/10), Wagner (6/10), Johnson (5/10), Duffy Lewis (9/10) and Red Murray (9/10). This was the ball that George Sisler took home from the event as his personal souvenir, and it is consigned to this auction by his grandson. A wonderful memento of one of the greatest baseball summits of the twentieth century. Letter of provenance from grandson of George Sisler. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.


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