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1935 Billy Rogell Detroit Tigers World Champions Desk Set

1935 Billy Rogell Detroit Tigers World Champions Desk Set

Award given to Billy Rogell for winning the 1935 World Series. In 1934, the Detroit Tigers, with Rogell at shortstop, won the pennant. In the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Rogell was involved in a famous play. Dizzy Dean was a pinch-runner on first base for the Cards. A grounder was hit to Detroit's Charlie Gehringer at second base, Gehringer flipped the ball to Rogell at short and Rogell's throw hit Dean squarely on his forehead, right over the eyes. After being x-rayed, the humorous Dean reported, "The doctors took x-rays of my head and found nothing." Rogell replied, "If I had known it was Dean's head, I would have thrown harder." Rogell had more luck in the World Series in 1935 as his Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs in six games. A 14-year Major League player, mostly as a shortstop for Detroit, Rogell hit .275 on the 1935 season and .292 in the World Series. Marble base, this is of substantial quality. Features a small figurine of a player batting and has a fountain pen and its holder. Small engraved nameplate reads, "Billy Rogell Detroit Tigers World Champions 1935." Not sure who awarded it, but it was probably something that was given to each team member, possibly by the team. EX condition.

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