First, the team had to overcome the grief and shock from their star shortstop Ray Chapmans death from a Carl Mays beanball, then surpass the Catholic-Protestant feud that divided the team during Chapman's funeral. And of course, there was the defending Chicago White Sox, still unaffected by the scandal that would strip the team of its stars the next season. The new-look Yankees with Babe Ruth surged at the end of the season, but ultimately the Indians outlasted them all, winning the pennant by two games. The Tribe faced the Brooklyn Dodgers in an exciting best of 9 World Series that saw Bill Wambsganss unassisted triple play, Elmer Smith belting the first ever World Series grand slam and Jim Bagby of Cleveland hitting the first ever World Series homer by a pitcher.
11 members of this first Indians World Championship team have signed this ball in mint fountain pen including Hall of Famers Tris Speaker, Stan Coveleski, Joe Sewell plus Elmer Smith, Charlie Jamieson, George Burns, Doc Johnson, Steve ONeill, Walter Mails, and Larry Gardner. The ball is in wonderful condition with the signatures bold and crisp against the white leather surface of the Reach Official American League Harridge ball. Comes with a full letter LOA from JSA.
We specialize in sports autographs and memorabilia. We have one of the largest selections of baseball autographs in the country. The item "The Finest 1920 Cleveland Indians World Series Champs Team Signed Baseball JSA" is in sale since Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Balls". The seller is "showpiecessports" and is located in Deal, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.