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Lot # 170: 2001 Mike Hargrove Baltimore Orioles Signed Turn Back the Clock Managers Worn Jersey

Category: Baseball Equipment

Starting Bid: $100.00

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Item was in Auction "2024 Spring Pop-Up",
which ran from 5/5/2024 7:00 PM to
5/20/2024 12:05 AM

"The Human Rain Delay" was his notorious nickname as a player, and Mike Hargrove was certainly well-deserving of the moniker. Presented is a 2001 Mike Hargrove signed Baltimore Orioles Turn-Back-the Clock manager's jersey. Hargrove played 12 seasons in the Major Leagues: Texas Rangers (1974-78), San Diego Padres (1979), Cleveland Indians (1979-85). The big first baseman batted a career .290, with 80 home runs and 686 RBIs. As a batter, he would habitually step out of the batters' box after every pitch, and begin the following ritual: adjust his helmet, adjust his batting glove, pull up each sleeve, wipe both his hands on his pants. Moreover, sometimes he would repeat the routine before stepping back into the box. In addition, Hargrove was adept at fouling off pitches until he got a pitch he wanted. His enormously prolonged at-bats irritated fans, press, and announcers and infuriated opposing pitchers. After his playing career, he managed the Cleveland Indians, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Seattle Mariners. In 2001, he was the Baltimore Orioles' skipper when they had a 63-98 record, for 4th place in the AL East. The offered jersey is orange, with black and white trim. Across the chest is Orioles in sewn-on black script with white trim. On the lower front left is 21 in sewn-on black numerals with white trim. On the outside, left tail is a Cooperstown Authentic Collection tag with an attached MLB Hologram Authentic Game Worn sticker (#GT 00038046). Also, on the left, outside tail is a tag reading 7-18-01, giving the date of use. On back is HARGROVE in sewn-on black block letters. Under the player's name is 21 in sewn-on black numerals with white trim. In the collar is a Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. manufacturer's tag. Also, in the collar is a tag giving the size as 3XL and showing the jersey as 100% nylon, exclusive of decoration. The jersey is in excellent condition. Hargrove signed on the left chest in black, fine tip marker. The signature is clearly written. There is no report of how long Hargrove took to sign it. The jersey is in excellent condition.

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