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Bill Skowron signs on Zaso Sports Series Envelope - Autographs

Inv# AU1687   Autograph
State(s): District Of Columbia
Years: 1986

Bill Skowron signs on Zaso Sport Series. Measures 6 1/2" x 3 3/4". 

William Joseph Skowron (December 18, 1930 – April 27, 2012), nicknamed "Moose", was an American professional baseball first baseman. He played 13 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1954 to 1967 for the New York YankeesLos Angeles DodgersWashington SenatorsChicago White Sox, and California Angels. He was an eight-time All-Star and a five-time World Series champion. He is one of just six players in MLB history to have won back-to-back Series championships on different teams.

Skowron had been a community relations representative for the Chicago White Sox for several years when he died in 2012. 

Skowron was born in Chicago, Illinois, and was of Polish descent. His father was a city garbage collector. One day his grandfather gave the seven-year-old Skowron a haircut resembling that of Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini. His friends jokingly calling him "Mussolini", which his family shortened to "Moose."[1] The name stuck throughout his career.

Skowron attended Weber High School in Chicago, then went to Purdue University in Indiana, where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Though Skowron went to the school on a football scholarship, he found himself better suited to baseball, hitting .500 as a sophomore in 1950, a record in the Big Ten Conference that lasted ten years.

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Condition: Excellent
Item ordered may not be exact piece shown. All original and authentic.
Price: $69.00