1948 American League Season Pass Ticket – SATCHEL PAIGE – MLB Rookie Debut

Offered is a 1948 American League Season Pass to All Grounds (in the American league) that measures approximately 4.25” x  2.75” in size. Issued to Earle W. Moss (who published the Baseball Blue Book from 1934 until he sold the company in 1962). Facsimile signed on front by Baseball HOFer & by AL President, William Harridge.

This pass entitled the user to possibly witness –

April 18 :
•At Yankee Stadium, 62,369 fans -the largest ever for an exhibition game-watch the Brooklyn Dodgers edge the New York Yankees, 5–3.
•Before 26,663 fans at Fenway Park, the Boston Braves salvage a victory in the three-game exhibition series with the Boston Red Sox, winning 3–2 behind a solid pitching performance from Warren Spahn.
•The St. Louis Cardinals sign outfielder Joe Medwick. Medwick would be a member of the Cardinals until July of the 1948 season, when he opted to retire.

April 20 - George Vico of the Detroit Tigers hits a home run off the very first pitch he sees in the majors. In doing so, he became the fifth player in major league history to accomplish the feat.

•  June 13 – Appearing at Yankee Stadium just nine weeks before his death, the legendary Babe Ruth is honored by the New York Yankees in an emotional pre-game ceremony and his jersey number 3 is retired. This will be the final appearance of Ruth at the Stadium, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

•  June 30 – Bob Lemon pitched a no-hitter as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Detroit Tigers, 2–0.

July 18 – Chicago White Sox left fielder Pat Seerey hits four home runs in a game against the Philadelphia Athletics, to become the fifth Major League player to do so. The White Sox win, 12–11, in 11 innings.

•  August 12 – In the second game of a doubleheader, the Cleveland Indians rap out 29 hits in a 26–3 win over the St. Louis Browns. The Indians set a Major League record as 14 different players hit safely.

•  August 13 – Willard Brown of the St. Louis Browns becomes the first black player to homer in the American Legue, when he pinch-hits an inside-the-park home run off pitcher Hal Newhouser in a 6–5 win over the Detroit Tigers.

•  August 16 – Babe Ruth, arguably the greatest player in baseball history, dies from cancer in New York City at the age of 53. His open casket was placed on display in the rotunda of Yankee Stadium, where it remained for two days; 77,000 people filed past to pay him tribute.

October   4 – The Cleveland Indians defeat the Boston Red Sox, 8–3, in an American League one-game playoff game after finishing the season tied for first place. The Indians win the pennant and advance to the World Series. The Red Sox defeat disappointed Boston fans who had been rooting the entire season for an All-Boston World Series between the AL Red Sox and the National League Braves. It was the second time an All-Boston World Series had been thwarted as in 1891, when the NL champion Boston Beaneaters refused to meet the American Association champion Boston Reds in a proposed 1891 World Series due to inter-league squabbling over player contracts.

Rookie Debuts by future Baseball Hall of Famer:  Satchel Paige

Rookie Debuts by future stars: Hank Bauer, Ray Boone, Joe Collins, Mike Garcia, Ned Garver, Joe Ginsberg, Howie Judson, Alex Kellner, Dick Kokos, Al Kozar, Cliff Mapes, Mickey McDermott, Bob Porterfield, Blackie Schwamb, and Ken Wood.

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1948 American League Season Pass Ticket – SATCHEL PAIGE – MLB Rookie Debut