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1972 Fritz Peterson NY Yankees Game-Used Home Pinstripe Jersey
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $920.00
This NY Yankees pinstripe home flannel jersey was game worn by Fritz Peterson during the 1972 season. Peterson was an average pitcher, who will forever be remembered for the scandalous headlines of 1973, when he and teammate Mike Kekich announced that they had literally traded wives and families. They also traded houses. They even traded dogs. (For the record, Peterson gave up a poodle for Kekich's Bedlington terrier.) Following the announcement, Yankees GM Lee MacPhail was quoted as saying "We may have to call off Family Day this season." Kekich and Marilyn Peterson didn't last a year. Peterson and Susan Kekich-Peterson remain a couple to this day. Both pitchers were no longer Yankees within a year of the scandal. In the neck of the jersey is a white patch reading "Peterson" in blue chain stitching. The front left breast has the original "NY" logo in blue felt. "Wilson" label with size "44" appears in the left front tail, above "72" in blue chain stitch, denoting the year. The blue felt player number "19" on the reverse is not original, and has been expertly and very professionally restored. The jersey shows excellent game use and with the exception of the back number restoration has no alterations. A Yankee pinstripe jersey from the final season of flannels (1973 saw the introduction of knits), with a direct connection to one of baseball's most unusual and (for the times) shocking scandals. LOAs from Dave Bushing & Dan Knoll/SCD Authentic. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$2,000. SOLD FOR $920.00
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