1946 World Series Red Sox baseball with 26 signatures This ball comes with the original Letter of Authenticity given to me by my father, Stanley Whitten. The Letter not only authenticates the signatures it gives a detailed history of the ball itself.
This ball is extra special due to the fact that star Red Sox pitcher David 'Boo' Ferriss gatd the signatures during the 1946 World Series. The ball was then given to Charles 'Boots' Merritt. Boo and Boots were best friends growing up in Mississippi.
This ball was signed with care, because Boo was asking for the signatures. The love this ball received as it was passed around the bullpen makes it a true one-of-a-kind piece of American, Boston, and Mississippi history.
Ferriss was highly respected by his fellow players; especially after pitching the 4 to 0 win against the Cardinals in game 3 of the 1946 World Series. Ferriss most likely gatd the signatures during that game and presented it to Merritt afterwards. Merritt was at game 3 watching his best friend pitch the biggest Red Sox win of the 1946 series.
This ball is unlike your typical run-of-the-mill scribbled-on baseball that most sports memorabilia dealers offer. It carries high quality signatures that are
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Ted Williams, David 'Boo' Ferriss, Lefty Grove, Bobby Doerr, Joe Cronin , and more!