This extensive Orioles lot comes from the personal collection of longtime Orioles groundskeeper Pat Santarone. In addition to being the only groundskeeper anywhere who grew tomatoes, he had an exceptionally close relationship with Earl Weaver and was front and center at all of his HOF induction events (also had a good relationship with Jim Palmer, as we will see). Orioles fans will appreciate the history of this particular lot, which Santarone obtained from the players themselves. Auction LOA for signed items.
Brooks Robinson game-used batting glove: circa 1960s black Saranac glove with moderate wear and “5” written three times on “Baltimore Orioles” bird logo on the top. Housed in 11x13 display;
Jim Palmer signed book: Jim Palmer’s Way to Fitness (Mountain Lion: New York, 1985) signed on the inside page with personalized note reading “To Pat, A Good friend and the best groundskeeper in baseball that certainly made my career easier and more successful. My best wishes always, Jim Palmer 1985”. Signature (“9”) in blue marker
1970s Orioles memorabilia: (4) total; 1970 Orioles Special Parking East Side lot pass, (2) 1971 Orioles parking passes (one for STAFF), 1970s West Side lot parking pass
Earl Weaver July 27, 1996 HOF fundraiser to benefit Cystic Fibrosis memorabilia: (8) total; Earl Weaver signed (“9”) July 27, 1996 ticket, Earl Weaver HOF Envelope, (2) Earl Weaver fundraiser invitations, Pat Santarone seat voucher for fundraiser (seated behind Weaver), (2) letters addressed to Pat Santarone with event details
Earl Weaver 1996 Cooperstown Induction Postcard: presents (NM-MT).
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