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1969 Dennis Higgins Washington Senators Game-Used Road Jersey

Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $1,293

Washington Senators road jersey worn by journeyman pitcher Dennis Higgins in 1969. Graded A10 by MEARS. The gray flannel road jersey is lettered "Senators" across the front and features the number "28" on the reverse. All letters and numerals are appliquéd in red on navy tackle twill. The official Major League Baseball "100th Anniversary" patch is located on the left sleeve. A "Wilson 42" label appears in the collar, while the year, "1969," is chain-stitched in black on the left front tail. Original and unaltered, the jersey displays light moderate wear. The Washington Senators shocked the baseball world in 1969 when they finished 10 games over .500 under rookie manager Ted Williams. A large part of Washington’s success that year was Williams’ use of the bullpen, which featured a closer from either side: left-hander Darold Knowles and right-hander Dennis Higgins. Higgins, the bullpen ace in 1969 with 10 wins and 16 saves, began his Major League career in 1966 with the White Sox and joined Washington in 1968. He retired just three years later with a career record of 22-23, 46 saves, and a 3.42 lifetime ERA. Graded A10 by MEARS. This is one of only ten expansion-era Washington Senators jerseys (1961-1971) listed in the MEARS census, with only four others graded at this level. LOA from Troy Kinunen/MEARS. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $1,293

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