Dick Stuart Autographed March 19, 1966 “Sporting News.”
Lot 201. Dick Stuart Autographed March 19, 1966 “Sporting News.” Stuart was one of baseball’s characters. Through 10 MLB seasons, he put up some respectable numbers as a hitter - .264 career average, 228 home runs, 743 RBI and a .489 slugging percentage. Of course, he also struck out 957 times, for a .239 strikeout average, walked only 301 times and had a .316 on-base percentage. In the field, his defensive capabilities earned him the name “Dr. Strangeglove.” Stuart helped the Pittsburgh Pirates to win the 1960 World Championship, and he was the A.L. RBI leader in 1963. In 1961 for Pittsburgh, he batted .301, slugged 35 home runs, drove in 117 runs and played in both All-Star Games. He died in 2002. His autograph is mint 9 to gem mint 10 on the cover of the publication, which is complete, has two clipped corners and shows some aging along the right edge. Matted, the magazine and autograph would display nicely. Winning Bid $20.