Dane Iorg 1982 World Champs St Louis Cardinals Autographed Signed OML Baseball COA
~~Single signed baseball by former 1982 World Champion St. Louis Cardinal...Dane Iorg.
Dane began his career in 1977 with the Philadelphia Phillies. He played for the Phillies 1977, St. Louis Cardinals 1977-84, Kansas City Royals 1984-85 and San Diego Padres 1986. Dane played in 743 career games and pounded out 455 hits (including 103 doubles, 11 triples and 14 HR's) in 1647 at bats for a .276 batting average. Dane also drew 107 walks, drove in 216 runs and scored another 149 runs. Dane was a member of the 1982 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals as well as the 1985 World Champion Kansas City Royals. Dane signed the sweet spot of this OML Allan H. Selig baseball with a blue ballpoint pen and he also inscribed underneath his name, "1982 World Champs', to note his affiliation with the great team. He signed this baseball on Saturday April 10, 2010.
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Dane Charles Iorg (pronounced /ˈɔrdʒ/ "orj"; born May 11, 1950 in Eureka, California) is a retired Major League Baseball infielder and outfielder. He played for ten seasons (1977 - 1986) for four teams, including eight seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is the brother of former third basemen Garth Iorg; they played against each other in the 1985 American League Championship Series.
Iorg is perhaps best known for his game-winning hit in game 6 of the 1985 World Series as a member of the Kansas City Royals against his old team, St. Louis (which led the series three games to two at the time). While this game is best remembered for first-base umpire Don Denkinger's controversial "safe" call of Royals hitter Jorge Orta on a ground ball to lead off the bottom of the ninth, Iorg batted later in the inning with one out and the bases loaded, and the Royals still trailing 1-0. ABC Network's Al Michaels had the call: "And that's a looper hit into right field for a base hit! Concepcion scores. Here comes Sundberg, here's the throw. HE SCORES! We go to a seventh!"
The Royals went on to win game seven 11-0 and give Kansas City their only World Series championship, as the Cardinals clearly had not recovered from the ninth inning of game six.
Iorg was primarily a pinch hitter during the 1985 World Series, and his winning hit was one of only two at-bats he had for the entire series.
In the 1982 World Series, Iorg played for the Cardinals, primarily as their World Series designated hitter (the entire 1982 World Series was played under American League rules) and batted .529 with 9 hits in 17 at bats as the Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in seven games.
•On June 15, 1977, the Philadelphia Phillies traded him along with outfielder Rick Bosetti and pitcher Tom Underwood to the St. Louis Cardinals for outfield Bake McBride and pitcher Steve Waterbury.
•On July 15, 1984, St. Louis Cardinals sold him to the Kansas City Royals.
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