Julian Javier 1964 St Louis Cardinals Autographed Signed 8x10 Photo COA
~~Great looking autographed photo by former St. Louis Cardinals infielder...Julian Javier.
Julian began his career in 1960 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He played for the Cardinals 1960-71 and Cincinnati Reds 1972. Julian, whose nickname was "The Phantom", played in 1622 career games...and banged out 1469 hits (including 216 doubles, 55 triples and 78 HR's) in 5722 at bats for a .257 career batting average. Julian was named to the 1963 and 1968 NL All-Star teams and was a member of the 1964 and 1967 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals. He signed this 8x10 photo with a blue Sharpie on Sunday April 27, 2008.
Let me tell you...this photo is NICE. If you are a SERIOUS fan, this autographed photo would fit well into your collection.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
Manuel Julián Javier Liranzo (born August 9, 1936 in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic), best known as Julián Javier [hoo-LEAN hah-ve-ERR], is a former Major League Baseball second baseman and right-handed batter who played with the St. Louis Cardinals (1960-71) and Cincinnati Reds (1972). He is the father of former big-leaguer Stan Javier.
Javier was strictly a good-contact singles hitter, one who jumps on high fastballs and hits them up the middle. He was also a good hit-and-run man, and one of the best bunters in the league. A smart baserunner, he was quick enough out of the box to avoid hitting into double plays, and never hesitated to take the extra base. As a second baseman, Javier was a master at handling slow rollers, with good range to both sides, going back for pop-ups, and turning the double play fearlessly.
On July 9, 1963, Javier and teammates Bill White (1b), Dick Groat (ss) and Ken Boyer (3b), combined for an all-Cardinal starting NL All-Star infield. He played again in the 1968 All-Star game. The same year, he was considered in the MVP selection (9th).
A .333 hitter in 19 World Series games, Javier belted a three-run home run in Game Seven of the 1967 World Series, to help pitcher Bob Gibson win his third Series game against the Red Sox and bring the World Championship to the Cardinals.
In his 13-season career, Javier hit .257 with 78 home runs, 506 RBI, 722 runs, 216 doubles, 55 triples, and 135 stolen bases in 1,622 games.
Julian (called Hoolie by his teammates) was also given the nickname "The Phantom"; given to him by Tim McCarver for Julian's abilities to avoid runners sliding into second base. Julian is in the Triple-A hall of fame in Columbus, Ohio for his remarkable performance with the Columbus Jets while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliates' minor league team.
He was married to Ines Negrin with whom he had 5 sons and daughters: Julieta, Julian J Javier, Stanley, Viena Alexandra and Lynette. He is currently married to Yolanda Then. He is also father of Ing. Manuel Julian Javier of Santiago, Dominican Republic. His most well-known son is Stan Javier who played in the major leagues for 18 years. Julian J Javier is a cardiologist in Naples, Florida (www.naplesveincenter.net).
The stadium in his hometown in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic was named after him and is the home stadium for the "Gigantes del Cibao". He was chosen the all-time second baseman for the "Aguilas Del Cibao" and his number (25) retired by them in the Dominican winter league.
The word, "MCVIKES" will not appear on your photo. This autographed photo was placed inside a plastic page, the label was placed on top of the plastic page and this photo was then scanned. If you buy it, you will like it.
Lifetime guarantee in regards to this autographed photo which also comes with a COA from Gearhart Enterprises, Inc. Member of the UACC. UACC Registered Dealer #RD189.