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Lot # 423: 1940 Joe Medwick, "Beanball in Brooklyn" Hall of Famer Knocked Out by Pitch!

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 2 (Bid History)

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Item was in Auction "February Premier Auction 2018",
which ran from 2/24/2018 12:00 PM to
3/10/2018 8:00 PM

1940 Large photograph of one of the most horrendous beanballs in baseball history with an interesting backstory. Joe Medwick made a name for himself as one of the top sluggers in baseball as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals before being traded to the Dodgers. When he faced his old club, former teammate Bob Bowman struck him in the head with a fastball, almost killing Medwick in the process. Bowman claimed it was retaliation for sign stealing, Medwick of course said it was just flat out bad blood. Here is a dramatic image of an unconscious Medwick as he lay on the ground seconds after being struck by the fastball. An interesting image we have never seen before.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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