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Mark Littell Kansas City Royals Nutty Buddy OML Autographed Signed Baseball COA St Louis Cardinals


Great looking single signed baseball by former Kansas City Royals pitcher...Mark Littell.

Mark began his career in 1973 with the Kansas City Royals.  He played for the Royals 1973, 1975-77 and St. Louis Cardinals 1978-82.  During his career, he played in 316 games and registered a 32-31 won/loss record with a 3.32 ERA, 2 complete games, 56 saves and 466 K's in 532.0 innings pitched.  Mark pitched in 16 games for the eventual 1982 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals.  Mark also invented the "NuttyBuddy" athletic cup...designed "to take a 90 mile per hour heater to the Peter".  Mark signed the sweet spot of this OML Allan H. Selig baseball with a blue ballpoint pen and he also inscribed on the baseball, "Nutty Buddy", to note the name of his redesigned athletic cup.  He signed this baseball on Sunday November 1, 2015.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

Mark Alan Littell (born January 17, 1953), is a professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1973-1982 for the Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals. Littell had a lifetime ERA of 3.32 and saved 56 games from 1976 to 1981. Bone spurs in his elbow cut his career short, and Littell retired midway through the 1982 season at the age of 29.

Primarily a relief pitcher, Littell served at the Royals' closer in 1976-1977, and is best remembered for giving up a walk-off home run to New York Yankees first baseman Chris Chambliss to end the 1976 American League Championship Series. It was only the second home run he allowed in more than 100 innings pitched that year.

Two years later, the Royals dealt Littell, along with catcher Buck Martinez, to the Cardinals in exchange for relief pitcher Al Hrabosky.

Lifetime guarantee in regards to this autographed baseball which also comes with a COA from Gearhart Enterprises, Inc. Member of the UACC. UACC Registered Dealer #RD189.