Presented are Washington Senators team-signed balls from the 1949 and 1950 seasons, with the latter campaign representing a 17-game improvement for the oft-woeful franchise. Both medium-toned orbs (grade “5-6”) feature black ink pennings whose qualities range from (“5-6”) to (“7-8”) with a few lesser. Keys include: 1949 (29 signatures) with Ferrell (coach) and Kuhel (manager); 1950 (26) with Altrock (coach) and Harris (manager). Full photo LOA from JSA. More on our website.
1949 Washington Senators
Sweet Spot: R. Ferrell (coach) and Lewis; North Panel: Kuhel (manager), Okrie, Masterson, Stewart, Weigel, Kozar, Yost and Weik; South Panel: Dente, Scarborough, Haefner, Hudson, Haynes and Difani; West Panel: Milan (coach), Simmons, Vollmer, Fitzgerald (coach), Robertson, Welteroth and Evans (the latter three signatures on this panel range between “4” and “5” in terms of strength); East Panel: Christman, Calvert, Thompson, Coan and Klieman;; Opposite Sweet Spot: E. Robinson. Note: these signatures were likely gathered during spring training, as Okrie played in 40 games for Class AAA Buffalo that year, but did not play for the Senators.
1950 Washington Senators
Sweet Spot: M. Harris and Singleton; North Panel: Noren, Hudson, Ostrowski and Michaels; South Panel: Evans, Consuegra, Vernon, Ortiz, Haynes, Kuzava and Coan (“8” strength); West Panel: Stewart, Altrock (coach), Grasso, Yost, Robertson and Milan (coach); East Panel: B. Harris (manager), Bearden, Ostrowski (repeat signature), Mele, Okrie, Myatt (coach) and Dente. Note: these signatures were likely gathered sometime after June 14, as Mickey Vernon was acquired that day from the Cleveland Indians.