A fine pair of "Sox" is had, with these (2) baseballs teamed-signed by the 1983 Chicago White Sox, and the 1983 Boston Red Sox. Sluggers Harold Baines, Carlton Fisk, Greg Luzinski, and "Rookie of the Year" Ron Kittle, joined forces with starting pitchers Lamar Hoyt, Richard Dotson, Floyd Bannister and Jerry Koosman, to propel the White Sox to a first place finish in the AL West. While the Red Sox finished far back in the pack fo the AL East, they did have a young Wade Boggs, who won his first of five batting crowns in '83. All of the stars named above, and many more, are present and accounted for in the signing of the offered team balls. Auction LOA from JSA.
1983 Chicago White Sox tram-signed OAL MacPhail ball (EX-MT) with (34) autographs averaging ("8-9") potency:
Sweet spot: Tony LaRussa (manager, HOF);
North panel: Dave Nelson (coach), Salomé Barojas, Richard Dotson, Jerry Hairston, Dennis Lamp, Juan Agosto, Vance Law, Ron Kittle;
South panel: Randy Martz, Chris Nyman, Greg Walker, Dave Stegman, Al Jones, Jerry Koosman, Tom Paciorek, Scott Fletcher;
East panel: Guy Hoffman, Floyd Bannister, Mike Squires, Kevin Hickey, Art Kusnyer (coach), Cartlon Fisk (HOF), Marc Hill, Jim Leyland (coach), Greg Luzinski;
West panel: Jim Kern, Harold Baines (HOF), Lamar Hoyt, Ed Brinkman (coach), undetermined, Jerry Dybzinski, Britt Burns, Dave Duncan (coach).
1983 Boston Red Sox team-signed OAL/MacPhail ball (EX-MT) with (29) autographs ranging ("6" to "9"):
Sweet spot: Ralph Houk (manager, clubhouse), Carl Yastrzemski (clubhouse);
North panel: Wade Boggs (HOF), Tom Harper (coach), Gary Allenson, Rich Gedman, Dennis Eckersely (HOF), Jerry Remy, John Tudor;
South panel: Luis Aponte, Mike Brown, Eddie Jurak, Julio Valdez, Bob Stanley, Dwight Evans, Reid Nichols, Lee Stange (coach);
East panel: Bob Ojeda, Dave Stapleton, Rick Miller, Glenn Hoffman, Don Newhauser (coach), Tony Armas;
West panel: Ed Yost (coach), Jim Rice (HOF), Johnny Pesky (coach), John Henry Johnson, undetermined, Bruce Hurst.