1947 American League Season Pass Ticket – Willard Brown Larry Doby Nellie Fox MLB Debuts #B

Offered is a 1947 American League Season Pass to All Grounds (in the American league) that measures approximately 4.25” x 3” in size. Issued to Sidney Segal (on behalf of the Boston Red Sox). Facsimile signed on front by Baseball HOFer & by AL President, William Harridge.

This pass entitled the user to possibly witness –
April 27 – It is Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium. Despite having throat cancer, Ruth speaks to the packed house, proclaiming, "The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball.

May 13 : Ted Williams hits two home over the Green Monster, for the first time in his career at Fenway Park,‚as the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox, 19–6. Earlier in the day, Williams had promised a boy in the Malden hospital that he would hit a homer for him. Besides, Bobby Doerr hit for the cycle for the second time in his career, becoming‚the first Sox to do that. Doerr hit a double and one single in the nine-run eighth inning to complete his cycle. Bill Zuber is the winning pitcher over Earl Harrist.

June 29 – At Shibe Park, Ferris Fain lines an inside-the-park grand slam in the fifth inning, as the Philadelphia Athletics top the Boston Red Sox, 6–5.
July 5 – Larry Doby makes his debut for the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black baseball player to join the American League, and fully integrating Major League Baseball.

July 10 – Cleveland Indians pitcher Don Black tosses a no-hitter in a 3–0 win over the Philadelphia Athletics.
•  July 19 – Hall of Fame Negro leagues player Willard Brown makes his major league debut with the St. Louis Browns. Brown would only appear in 21 games for St. Louis in his only major league season, batting .179 with one home run and six runs batted in.
•  July 20 – With both Hank Thompson and Willard Brown in the starting line-up, the St. Louis Browns become the first major league club to field two black players at the same time. Both players play all nine innings of both games of a doubleheader with the Boston Red Sox.
•  August 13 – The St. Louis Browns' Willard Brown clubs a pinch hit a two-run, inside-the-park homer against Detroit Tigers pitcher Hal Newhouser, to become the first African American player to hit a home run in American League history.
•  August 20 – Washington Senators relief pitcher Tom Ferrick loses both games of a doubleheader with the Cleveland Indians. While pitching with the St. Louis Browns the previous season, Ferrick won both games of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Athletics on August 4.
September 1 – Jack Lohrke lead off the eighth inning with a home run off Red Barrett, giving the New York Giants and pitcher Larry Jansen a 2–1 victory over the Boston Braves in the opening game of the Labor Day doubleheader at the Polo Grounds. The 43,106 fans see history as Lohrke's homer is the Giants 183rd homer of the season, surpassing the record of 182 set by the famed 1936 New York Yankees. The Giants win the nightcap, 12–2 and finished the season with 221 homers, but struggle to finish fourth.
September 3 – Bill McCahan of the Philadelphia Athletics no-hits the Washington Senators in a 3–0 victory.
September 15 - At the age of 42, Red Ruffing give up twelve hits over seven innings in a 7-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox in what would be his final major league appearance. The future hall of fame player would be released two weeks later, ending his major league career.

Rookie Debuts by future Baseball Hall of Famer:  Willard Brown, Larry Doby, Nellie Fox

Rookie Debuts by future stars: Allie Clark, Harry Dorish, Sam Dente, Ferris Fain, Billy Goodman, Ralph Houk, Sam Mele, Mel Parnell, Spec Shea, Hank Thompson, and Vic Wertz

Item: 12911

Price: $695.00
1947 American League Season Pass Ticket – Willard Brown Larry Doby Nellie Fox MLB Debuts #B