Classic June 2005
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The ace of the Chicago Cubs staff for six seasons now, Kerry Wood still has a long way to go just to surpass the pitching numbers compiled in the Windy City by hurlers with his own surname! Toiling on the other side of town during the 60's and 70's, White Sox knuckleballer Wilbur Wood racked up far more wins (163 to 67) and shutouts (24 to 5) than the like-named current mound master. His pitching repertoire not at all taxing on the arm, the portly ChiSox southpaw hurled 1,390-1/3 innings from 1971 through 1974, amassing 90 wins in that period. Offered is a jacket donned in the early '70's by the former workhorse. This bright-red, button-down garment is of a satin-like material and bears "SOX" diagonally sewn upon the left breast. Situated inside the collar is a Wilson, size "42" tag on which Wood's uniform number "28" is inscribed in black marker. The elastic collar, sleeve endings and waistline feature a red-and-white striped design. The South Side relic, complete with two front pockets, shows moderate evidence of wear. A memorable Sox accessory worn by a man who, in 1972 alone, won 12 games on just two days rest! LOA from Dan Knoll & Dave Bushing/SCD Authentic.
Wilbur Wood Early 1970's Chicago White Sox Jacket
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