MastroNet August 2005
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"Potential" and "injury prone" make for a disappointing combination. Such were the terms used in just about every description of former big league infielder Milt Bolling. Used sparingly by the Boston Red Sox for five seasons (1952-1956), Bolling was dealt to the Washington Senators just one game into the '57 season. A backup to Rocky Bridges, Bolling managed a .227 batting average with four homers over 91 games. (Turns out Bridges didn't fare much better, hitting .228 with three round-trippers.) The following year, Bolling's last, he was traded to Detroit, where he formed a double-play combination with his brother, Frank. Offered here is a Washington Senators home jersey donned by Milt Bolling during his lone campaign in the nation's capital. This cream-colored flannel, zippered garment features blue pinstripes, a "W" logo patch sewn upon the left breast in red-white-and-blue twill and Bolling's number "20" applied to the back in similar fashion. Situated on the left front tail is a "Wilson" size "42" manufacturer's label, a laundering instructions tag and a flannel tag on which "1957" is chain stitched in black numerals. Within the collar, a strip tag reads "Bolling," which is chain stitched in black cursive (the latter portion has come undone). The item reveals evidence of medium wear and shows no signs of repair or alteration. Graded A-10 by MEARS. LOA from Dan Knoll, Dave Bushing & Troy Kinunen/MEARS.
Milt Bolling 1957 Washington Senators Game Worn Home Jersey
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