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Dennis Higgins 1968 Game-Worn Washington Senators Home Pants and Game-Used Bat

Lot Number 484

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A journeyman hurler who pitched for four different teams in his seven-year Major League career, Dennis Higgins posted four relief wins for the cellar-dwelling Senators in 1968. These items saw diamond action during that campaign rightfully dubbed “The Year of the Pitcher.” Includes: 1968 Game-Worn Home Pants: cream-colored flannel with “Rawlings” tagging in that company’s lone season associated with the expansion Senators; rare! (LOA from Phil Wood); 1968 Game-Used Bat: Hillerich & Bradsby “K55” (32.6-oz/34”) block-letter model (cracked). More on our website.

Dennis Higgins 1968 Game-Worn Washington Senators Home Pants: cream-colored flannel leg wear with a blue pinstriped pattern, two cotton-lined back pockets, six belt loops and a one-button zippered fly. Within the cotton-lined waistband, a “Rawlings” size “36” label is accompanied by a laundering instructions tag and a lengthy felt strip tag with chain stitched identifiers reading: “36 28 2 Ins 68.” There are four holes (as tailored) in the crotch area to facilitate ventilation. The all-original garment shows solid game wear with minimal color fading, scattered stains and expected loss of elasticity at the leg openings. In terms of expansion Senators game-worn items, very few home items have surfaced. This was the lone season during which Rawlings was contracted to tailor Senators uniforms, and only home uniforms, at that. It also marked the final season in which the club wore pinstripes. Accompanying is an LOA from Washington, D.C. baseball historian and memorabilia consultant Phil Wood.

Dennis Higgins 1968 Game-Used Bat: a Hillerich & Bradsby “K55” (32.6-oz/34”) block-letter (last name only) model that shows heavy use with ball, bat-rack and surface marks throughout, as well as pine-tar residue, a 7” handle crack and a weighted donut impression. Higgins’ number “28” is inscribed on the knob in vintage black marker.

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