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Ferguson Jenkins Signed Baseball (Beckett) Texas Rangers Nickle Beer Night Inscr



Rawlings Official Major League baseball. Hand-signed and inscribed by Ferguson Jenkins (Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, HOF). Fergie added the inscription about 10 cent beer night in Cleveland. Jenkins had started the game for the Rangers, and pitched well, in the bottom of the ninth the Indians rallied and tied the game 5-5.

After that a 19-year-old drunk fan named Terry Yerkic ran onto the field and attempted to steal Texas outfielder Jeff Burroughs' cap. Confronting the fan, Burroughs tripped. Thinking that Burroughs had been attacked, Texas manager Billy Martin charged onto the field with his players right behind, some wielding bats. A large number of intoxicated fans—some armed with knives, chains, and clubs fashioned from portions of stadium seats that they had torn apart surged onto the field, and others hurled bottles from the stands. Two hundred fans surrounded the 25 Rangers, with more fans coming.

Realizing that the Rangers' lives might be in danger, Cleveland manager Ken Aspromonte ordered his players to grab bats and help the Rangers, attacking the team's own fans in the process. Rioters began throwing steel folding chairs, and Cleveland relief pitcher Tom Hilgendorf was hit in the head by one of them. Hargrove, after subduing one rioter in a fistfight, had to fight another on his way back to the Texas dugout. The two teams retreated off the field through the dugouts in groups, with players protecting each other. The game was forfeited to Texas. There hasn't been another 10 cent beer night since.

The autograph includes an official Beckett Authentication Services serially numbered hologram for authenticity purposes.

Authentication: Beckett Hologram

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