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The first ever non-USA born athlete to win a Major League MVP award, Zoilio Versalles' twelve-year career included two All-Star berths, two Gold Gloves, and the 1965 AL MVP award.One of the better all-around shortstops of his era, Zorro had three consecutive seasons with thirty doubles and ten triples as well as surprising long ball power for his diminutive size. More important, his competitiveness and intangibles helped him ignite his team when he was at the plate, in the field, or on the basepaths.Offered here is Versalles' second-year jersey which was worn during the Washington Senators final season before becoming the Minnesota Twins. The spectacular road gray flannel sports a seven-button front with "Senators" scripted across the chest and "5" on the verso, all sewn-on in midnight navy on fire engine red tackle twill. Meanwhile there is a delightful team batch sewn on the left sleeve."Versalles" appears in red chain link on a gray felt swatch in the collar. The outer tail includes a "Spalding" label, "38" size tag, and "Versalles 5 60" in red chain link. The inner tail includes a "Set 1 1960" flap tag and a washing label.The jersey is completely original, exhibits light wear, remains in exemplary condition, and displays marvelously. More important, Versalles' cultural significance as the first Latin MVP winner cannot be overstated.
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