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Rawlings Fielder's Glove Attributed to Brooks Robinson During the 1969 A.L. Championship Season

Lot Number 404

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Highly influential with the leather, Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson purportedly used and gave this glove to a teammate who was highly influential with the bat! The “Rawlings” right-handed “RSP” fielder’s model features Robinson’s since-retired number “5” inscribed on the back of the webbing in vintage blue marker. From the chain of recipients and owners, the story goes that the glove was issued to and used by the hot corner legend during the late-1960s. Well worn from extended game use, the tan leather fielder's tool was given to Orioles bullpen coach Charlie Lau during the 1969 season in which the O’s won a franchise-record 109 games. Later celebrated as one of the greatest hitting coaches of all time, Lau accepted the glove and inscribed “#41 Lau” on the wrist backing. Atop the back of the webbing, “41” is inscribed in faded blue ink. The item shows excessive use and was subsequently passed on to a bat boy. This Birdland heirloom matches a Robinson gamer recently auctioned by former Orioles videographer Vincent Greco.




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