Welcome to Lelands - Sports Memorabilia and Card Auctions

Lot # 867: 4/18/79 Paul Molitor First Fenway Park Home Run Baseball (Molitor Sourced)

Category: Baseball Equipment

Starting Bid: $200.00

Bids: 12 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
Lot / Auction Closed

This lot is closed. Bidding is not allowed.

Item was in Auction "Spring Classic 2022",
which ran from 5/20/2022 7:00 PM to
6/11/2022 10:00 PM

Presented is the signed and inscribed ball that became Hall of Famer Paul Molitor's first home run at Boston's Fenway Park. The blast came in the top of the seventh inning with none on and two outs, and it was hit to left off Steve Renko. Molitor's Milwaukee Brewers won the game 4-1. Molitor played 21 Big leaue seasons; 15 for Milwaukee, and three each for the Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins. Molitor would go on to amass 3,319 hits with a lifetime .306 average. Molitor also hit 234 homers and had 504 stolen bases. The ball comes directly from Molitor's personal collection. The ball shows appropriate use. The inscriptions were traced over in blue ink and are most likely in Molitor's own hand. Molitor recently signed the sweet spot and inscribed "4/18/79". Also inscribed on the ball are "April 18, 1979", "AB 5, H 3, R 2, RBI 1", "Beat Boston 4-1", "Sorenson Winner" and "First Home Run in Fenway off S Renko". The ball shows appropriate use.

Views: 268