Baltimore Orioles’ 1954 Opening-Year Official Souvenir Sketchbook (Yearbook).
Lot 229. Baltimore Orioles’ 1954 Opening-Year Official Souvenir Sketchbook (Yearbook). After the 1953 MLB season, the St. Louis Browns moved east to Baltimore and became the Orioles. This inaugural-season yearbook from Jay Publishing has 48 pages of photos and information. Among the players are Don Larsen, Vern Stephens, Bob Turley, Jay Heard and Ryne Duren. Heard was the Orioles’ first African American player; a pitcher, he appeared in two games in relief before returning to the minors and pitching there through 1957. The yearbook is ex with several light cover creases and pages that are ex-m. Winning Bid $61.