World Series ticket stub, issued for Game 6 at Yankee Stadium, signed on the front in blue ink (grading "10") by Joe DiMaggio and in blue Sharpie ("10") by Al Gionfriddo. The names of DiMaggio, one of the greatest players of all time, and Gionfriddo, a reserve outfielder who played only four years in the Major League, will forever be linked because of one amazing play in Game 6 of the 1947 World Series between the Yankees and Dodgers. The Dodgers were leading the Yankees 8-5 in the bottom of the sixth inning when DiMaggio came to the plate with two out and men on first and second. On the first pitch, DiMaggio lined the ball to deep left field that appeared to be headed over the fence, but Gionfriddo, who had just entered the game that inning as a defensive replacement, ran and made a spectacular leaping catch of the ball just as it was clearing the wall. In a rare show of emotion, DiMaggio, who was nearing second when Gionfriddo made the catch, kicked the dirt in disgust. That catch helped preserve the Dodgers' eventual 8-6 win. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, the Yankees won Game 7, which prompted yet another promise of "wait 'til next year" by the Flatbush faithful. The ticket stub (4.25 x 2.5 inches) displays a few very light creases and is in Very Good to Excellent condition overall. Accompanied by a one-page (8.5 x 11 inches; Nr-Mt) typed description of Gionfriddo's catch in the 1947 World Series that has been signed in blank ink ("10") by Gionfriddo along the base. The ticket stub comes with a full LOA from James Spence/JSA, while the typed description comes with a COA from James Spence/JSA. Total: 2 items (ticket stub and typed description).
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