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Eddie Gaedel Wooden Display by Artist Steve Sax

Lot Number 528

Quantity: Bid Starts: 11/02/2015 12:00:00 
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Description

Crafted by renowned artist Steve Sax, this wooden display combines 3-D imagery, caricature likenesses and vibrant colors to capture the decidedly brief endeavor of 3-foot-7 pinch-hitter Eddie Gaedel. With Detroit catcher Bob Swift and umpire Eddie Hurley portrayed on a sturdy backdrop of 20-1/8 x 33-1/4”, the display is highlights by a cut-out likeness of Gaedel, who is angled and affixed to the board, complete with a wooden bat whose knob reads “1/8” (the derisive uniform number given to the miniature player).

Did you know … ?

While American League President Williams Harridge was quick to void Gaedel’s contract, few fans recall that Frank Saucier (the player for whom Gaedel pinch hit) never collected a hit after that day, going 0 for his final five career at-bats to finish with a lifetime .071 career batting average (1-for-14).



 
 
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