Lot 1881: 1953-54 Miguel Fornieles Marianao Tigers Contract
Auction Date:4/30/2001 9:00 PM EST
One of Cuba's best pitchers of the 1950's, he came into his own as a reliever with the Boston Red Sox and as a teammate of Ted Williams in his final year of 1960. There he went 10-5 and led the league with fourteen saves and an AL-record seventy appearances. In 1961 he welcomed Yaz with career-high fifteen saves and became an American League All-Star. Signature is Mint, contract is o/w VG. 1950's Marianao Tigers Cuban Baseball Contracts Outstanding group of "major league" contracts all for and signed by the great Cuban stars of the Negro Leagues. All measure 8.5x13", and are signed by the player, team officials and include other important data like their ridiculously low salaries (in pesos). Remember, these would have been the multi-millionaires of today. In U.S. dollars.
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