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Wilmer Vinegar Bend Mizell (D. 1999) was a left-handed pitcher in major league baseball who went on to serve three terms as a Republican U.S. congressman.

"Vinegar Bend" began his Major League Baseball career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1952, continuing through 1953, and then again (following military service) from 1956-60. Mizell then joined the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1960–1962, winning one championship, and spent time with the expansion New York Mets in 1962 before retiring.

In a nine-season career, Mizell was 90-88 with a 3.85 ERA in 268 games, 230 of which were starts. He pitched 61 complete games, including 15 shutouts. He allowed 654 earned runs and struck out 918 in 1528 and 2/3 innings pitched.

Offered is a shellacked single signed NL (Giles) baseball from the Jim Armstrong collectionthat Mizell signed during his career on the sweet spot.

Vinegar Bend Mizell Single Signed NL Giles baseball Cardinals – 1960 Pirates
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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $59.00
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
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