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    1951-52 Cookie Lavagetto Game Worn Brooklyn Dodgers Uniform. Despite being a four-time All-Star infielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the late 1930's and early 1940's, Harry Arthur "Cookie" Lavagetto will always be best known for one swing of the bat he took on October 3, 1947. It was the Game 4 of the World Series and Yankees' pitcher Bill Bevens was just one out away from a no-hitter and a win that would put the Bronx Bombers up 3-1 in the Series. But Cookie had other ideas, smashing the hurler's second pitch off the rightfield wall, thereby robbing Bevens of a no-hitter and a win and tying the Series up at 2-2. Remarkably, that was Cookie's last hit in the Major Leagues, as he was released by the Dodgers the next year.

    Lavagetto eventually returned to the Brooklyn as a coach from 1951-53. On offer here is his complete button-down, cream-colored home flannel uniform from 1951-52. The jersey has "Dodgers" scripted across the chest in blue felt with "27" offset below and to the left in red felt. The verso displays a large "27" in blue felt as well. There is a beautiful "A.G. Spalding & Bros., New York, Chicago" tag in the collar, just above a square, white size swatch with "42" in red. The tail displays "H Lavagetto" and "1951-2," both embroidered in rich, royal blue chain-link stitching. The matching pants also display exquisite tagging in the waist with the "A.G. Spalding," "34," "Dry Clean Only" and "H. Lavagetto 51-2." The jersey exhibits numerous moth holes on both pieces but is still offers tremendous display appeal. One of the most romanticized teams and jerseys in all of sports! LOA from Heritage Auctions.


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    November, 2017
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