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Don Kessinger St Louis Cardinals Autographed Signed OML Baseball COA 1969 Chicago Cubs

~~Single signed baseball by former St. Louis Cardinal...Don Kessinger.

Don began his career in 1964 with the Chicago Cubs.  He played for the Cubs 1964-75, St. Louis Cardinals 1976-77 and Chicago White Sox 1977-79.  Don was named to 6 NL All-Star teams, was awarded 2 NL Gold Glove Awards, was a player/manager for the 1979 Chicago White Sox and was a member of the 1969 Chicago Cubs.  Don signed the sweet spot of this OML baseball with a blue ballpoint pen.  He signed the sweet spot of this OML Allan H. Selig baseball on Sunday June 2, 2002.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

Donald Eulon Kessinger (born July 17, 1942 in Forrest City, Arkansas) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. Kessinger, a six-time All-Star, graduated from the University of Mississippi, where he was initiated into the Sigma Nu Fraternity, and was signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1964.

Kessinger was not particularly renowned for his offensive production, but played an excellent defensive game at shortstop. In three different seasons with the Cubs, he turned 100 or more double plays. He won the Gold Glove for shortstops in 1969 and 1970.

Eventually Kessinger went on to play for the crosstown Chicago White Sox, becoming a player-manager in 1979. However, he resigned before the end of the season and retired as a player on August 2, 1979. In 1978, he earned the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award.

 

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Don Kessinger's son Keith Kessinger had a brief career as a major league baseball player.

Don Kessinger was hired prior to the 1991 season as head baseball coach at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi. Kessinger would spend six years as the Ole Miss skipper, leading the Rebels to four 30-win seasons. His 1995 team produced a school record for wins, going 40-22 and earning the school’s first NCAA Regional bid since 1977. Ole Miss finished on the verge of its first World Series appearance since 1972, placing second at the NCAA Atlantic I Regional behind host-Florida State. Following the 1996 season, Kessinger resigned his head coaching position to take an administrative post within the athletic department. He finished with a six-year record of 185-153.

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.