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In Hall of Fame executive Bill Veeck's most famous stunt, he trotted out a three-foot seven-inch pinch hitter named Eddie Gaedel in the second game of an August 19, 1951 Browns doubleheader against the Tigers. After recovering from a bout of laughter at the absurdity of the situation, Detroit pitcher Bob Cain failed in four attempts to touch Gaedel's microscopic strike zone, and Gaedel took his base before being immediately removed for a pinch runner, ending his baseball career. Gaedel would later say that he had been warned by Veeck that a sniper was stationed in the stands with instructions to fire if the bat left his shoulder. Here we present one of the few surviving examples of that day's official scorecard, listing "Gaedel" as a roster player with the jersey number he wore to the left: "1/8." Two game programs have surfaced for public auction over the years, but as far as we know; there has never been a ticket to the game offered publicly for sale, until now. Offered is this sharp looking SEASON clergy pass issued to the Reverend Ernest F. Nolte for access to Sportsman's Park for the 1951 St. Louis Browns season. Graded Authentic by PSA, the piece presents well, with creasing across the top of the pass where it was likely stored in a wallet. Nolte signed the reverse. We’ve seen Major League passes issued for the 1951 season, but this is the first 1951 Browns season pass that we’ve personally encountered. The Reverend very well could have been to the “EDDIE GAEDEL GAME.” Encapsulated by PSA Super duper RARE!!!!
1951 ST. LOUIS BROWNS SEASON PASS TICKET EDDIE GAEDEL GAME - PSA ENCAPSULATED
1951 ST. LOUIS BROWNS SEASON PASS TICKET EDDIE GAEDEL GAME - PSA ENCAPSULATED
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Auction closed on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
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