Spurred on by impromptu cheerleader “Wild Bill” and a surprising increase in fan attendance the well-balanced 1979 Baltimore Orioles came up just short in manager Earl Weaver’s final World Series appearance. Offered is a 1979 AL Champion Baltimore Orioles team-signed baseball. Light sporadic toning of this OAL/MacPhail ball has little effect on the (23) bold (average “8-9”) signatures. Key signers are: A. Bumbry, D. Decinces, R. Dempsey, E. Murray, J. Palmer, C. Ripken Sr., K. Singleton, S. Stewart, E. Weaver. Full photo LOA from JSA.
There are no clubhouse signatures on this ball. The complete list of signers is as follows:
Sweet Spot: E. Weaver (manager), J. Frey (coach)
North Panel: K. Singleton, S. McGregor, R. Roenicke, L. May, B. Smith
South Panel: D. Skaggs, K. Garcia, E. Murray, S. Stewart, P. Kelly
East Panel: R.Miller (coach), J. Palmer, E. Hendricks (coach), W. Krenchicki, R. Dempsey, B. Ayala
West Panel: C. Rpken Sr (coach), D. DeCinces, J. Lowenstein, T. Stoddard, A. Bumbry
The following autographs are signed over the ball’s printed label: Miller