Lot # 104: 1931 U.S. Major League All Star Tour of Japan Ticket--Lou Gehrig Pitched!

Category: Tickets

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Item was in Auction "Auction 59 Ended 12/6/2020",
which ran from 11/15/2020 4:00 PM to
12/5/2020 11:00 PM

This ticket was used for admission to Game 2 of the 17 game U.S. Major League All Star Tour of Japan, played on November 8, 1931 at Jingu Stadium. The opposition for the All Stars was Waseda University. The Americans came from behind to prevail by a score of 8 to 5, thanks to a seven run 7th inning. Japan Hall of Famer Masao Date had hamstrung the Major League All Stars earlier in the game, but subsequent pitchers Fukuda and Shimizu were not quite as successful. Lefty Grove was the winning pitcher in relief. We doubt that the Americans took the game completely seriously as Lou Gehrig pitched a scoreless inning! The ticket itself was used, as can be seen by the punch hole.

Size: 2 5/16" x 3 7/16"

Condition: A horizontal fold across the center, seen more clearly from the back side. Very minor foxing in spots. Used. Torn neatly, so as to retain all perforations at the top and bottom.

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