In auspicious fashion in just his 37th career game, 25-year-old rookie Sammy White connected for a walk-off grand slam off of Satchel Paige on June 11, 1952. A Fenway fixture for nine years, White wore this Boston Red Sox road jersey during the 1958 campaign. The gray flannel button-down garment features “BOSTON” arched across the chest in blue felt and “22” sewn to the back in like fashion. The left front tail is home to a “Tim McAuliffe” label, a size “46” tag and stitched identifiers of “58 – 46-2.” Full photo LOA from Dave Miedema. More on our website.
Note: the “BOSTON” characters on the front have been restored, as the stiffness of the characters shows a discernible difference from that of the all-original “22” on the back. There is minor separation on portions of the "22." There are four holes (as tailored) under each arm to facilitate ventilation. Following the 1958 season, the jersey likely saw use in the minor leagues, as was common during that era. The vintage BoSox gamer exhibits evidence of moderate wear.