1976 Walt Alston Game-Used Los Angeles Dodgers Road Uniform (Jersey, Pants, Undershirt, Belt, and Socks) with Family Provenance

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Auction Year: 2017 spring

Lot: 2048

Item Year: 1976

Category: Game-Used Jerseys & Equipment

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Complete Los Angeles Dodgers road uniform worn by Hall of Fame manager Walt Alston in 1976 during his final season in baseball. The uniform, which includes the jersey, pants, belts, undershirt, and socks, originates directly from the Alston family and is accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from Alston's granddaughter Kim Ogle. (This uniform was one of many Alston personal items, including World Series rings, photos, and various awards, sold by the family in 2016.) The grey knit jersey is lettered "Dodgers" across the front and features the number "24" on the left breast and reverse. "Alston" is lettered above the number on the reverse. All letters and reverse numerals are appliqued in blue tackle twill. All front numerals are appliqued in red tackle twill. A "Goodman & Sons 46" label is located in the collar. The circular National League "Centennial" patch appears on the left sleeve. The matching grey knit pants feature a "Goodman & Sons 38" label in the waistband. Also located in the waistband is a grey strip tag that denotes the player, size, inseam, set number, and year in blue stitch: "Alston 38/23 Set 1 '76." Also included with the jersey and pants are a blue belt, blue-and-white baseball undershirt (Goodman & Sons, XL, Alston's name written on the reverse in black laundry marker), a pair of blue stirrup socks (each with Alston's uniform number, "24," embroidered in white), a pair of white sanitery hose, and a Dodger-blue dickie. All of the garments are original as issued, with no alterations, and display moderate wear. (The undergarments do not bear any year markings, so we cannot be sure of the year in which they were issued to Alston, but we know that they originate from his family and that they match all standard-issue Dodgers clothing.) Walt Alston was the longest-tenured and most successful manager in Dodgers franchise history. In his twenty-three seasons with the club, beginning in 1954, Alston guided the club to seven pennants and four World Championships. He was also named Major League Manager of the Year three times and National League Manager of the Year six times. Alston was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1983 and will forever be remembered as the only Dodgers manager to win a World Championship in Brooklyn. This is an outstanding Hall of Fame uniform worn by Alston during his final season as manager of the Dodgers. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).

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