1941 Philadelphia A's-Red Sox Program Last Sunday of Season Williams Hits .406!!

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  • Sold Date: Jan 29, 2013
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1941 Philadelphia A's vs. Boston Red Sox Program

Shibe Park, September 28

Final scores - Red Sox 12 - A's 11 (Game 1, scored in pencil)

A's 7 - Red Sox 1 (Game 2)

12 pages, pre-printed lineups, scored in pencil.

Very good condition. The center scorcard is detached but with the program. The other pages are bound tightly, and the covers and pages are intact. The scoring is pretty rudimentary but easy to decipher. There's a small piece of tape on the center of the front cover that doesn't seem to be serving any purpose.

1941 A's program - The A's and Red Sox closed out the 1941 season with a Sunday twinbill at Shibe Park and the sparse crowd attending saw history being made. Boston's Ted Williams, sitting on a .3998 average going into the doubleheader, was given the opportunity of taking the afternoon off by Red Sox skipper Joe Cronin, ensuring the Splinter of a .400 average for the season. Williams, though, decided to hit .400 the right way and went out with a vengeance. In game one, which is scored in the program, he went 4-5 with a home run (37) and three singles, upping his average to .404, and then went 2-3 in the nightcap with a double and single to finish the year at .406 - the last major leaguer to crack a .400 average for the season.

This program is one of the very
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