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Hall of Famer Ted Williams enjoyed a long and storied career unlike any other player in major league history. Six American League batting championships, four home run titles, two MVP awards and a Triple Crown season highlight his amazing accomplishments. Had he not missed almost five seasons due to military service, he very likely would have joined Babe Ruth in the 700 home run club and become the game's all-time RBI leader. His managerial path, however, didn't enjoy the same degree of success. As skipper of the Washington Senators from 1969-71 and Texas Rangers following their relocation in 1972, "Teddy Ballgame" posted just one winning season. Following a 4-0 shutout loss at Kansas City on October 4th, 1972, Ted Williams retired from baseball. The featured 1972 Texas Rangers road flannel jersey is fresh to the hobby and was worn by Ted Williams during his farewell from the game he so profoundly impacted, a size 48 Wilson gamer with the manufacturer's label inside the collar and embroidered "1971- Set 2" stitching on the front left tail. A faint outline of the Senators logo can be seen from when the jersey was repurposed from the 1971 season for use with the Rangers during their inaugural season in Texas. The familiar "9" on the back of the jersey that conjures up memories of his glory days in Boston shows moderate wear with light staining along the button-down edges of the front of the jersey. The classic "four-hole" vents under the arms are a telltale characteristic of the flannel jersey style of the day. An amazing piece of baseball history that marks the conclusion of one of the game's greatest legends! LOA from Sports Investors Authentication and Mile High Card Company. ADDENDUM: Please note there have been changes to the title of this jersey since we have gone to print. Through the research of Sports Investors Authentication it has been learned that the offered jersey is in fact a 1971 Washington Senators jersey for Hall Of Famers Ted Williams while he was the manager of the Senators, at the completion of the 1971 season the Senators moved to Dallas and became the Texas Rangers. The offered jersey was worn during Spring Training in 1972 as a Texas Rangers jersey before the team switched to a double knit jersey for the regular season and is therefore the final flannel jersey that the Hall Of Famers ever wore.

1971-72 Ted Williams Washington Senators /Texas Rangers Game-Used Road Jersey-The Last Major League Flannel Jersey He Ever Wore!1971-72 Ted Williams Washington Senators /Texas Rangers Game-Used Road Jersey-The Last Major League Flannel Jersey He Ever Wore!1971-72 Ted Williams Washington Senators /Texas Rangers Game-Used Road Jersey-The Last Major League Flannel Jersey He Ever Wore!1971-72 Ted Williams Washington Senators /Texas Rangers Game-Used Road Jersey-The Last Major League Flannel Jersey He Ever Wore!
1971-72 Ted Williams Washington Senators /Texas Rangers Game-Used Road Jersey-The Last Major League Flannel Jersey He Ever Wore!1971-72 Ted Williams Washington Senators /Texas Rangers Game-Used Road Jersey-The Last Major League Flannel Jersey He Ever Wore!1971-72 Ted Williams Washington Senators /Texas Rangers Game-Used Road Jersey-The Last Major League Flannel Jersey He Ever Wore!
1971-72 Ted Williams Washington Senators /Texas Rangers Game-Used Road Jersey-The Last Major League Flannel Jersey He Ever Wore!
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