Lot 54. 1939 St. Louis Browns Team Sheet Signed by 25. With Fred Haney as manager, the 1939 Browns finished last in the American League with a record of 43-111-2. One of the more recognizable names on this team is rookie John Berardino, who had a successful acting career after he retired from baseball. He was an infielder for the Browns, Indians and Pirates, 1939-52; he missed three seasons while serving in World War II. He began acting in 1948 and was part of the “General Hospital” daytime TV show from its beginning in 1963 until his death in 1996. For his work on the program, he received three Daytime Emmy Award nominations and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is the only individual to have a star and win a World Series (1948). A complete list of Browns that signed the 8” x 11” team sheet follows. The sheet includes the 1939 Centennial of Baseball U.S. Postal Service stamp. The autographs are generally mint 9 or better. Many of them are scarce: John Berardino, Mark Christman, Harland Clift, Joe Gallagher, George Gill, Joe Glenn, Joe Grace, Fred Haney, Bob Harris, Sam Harshany, Don Heffner, Fred Hofmann (died 1964), Myril Hoag, Vern Kennedy, Jack Kramer, Chet Laabs, Roxie Lawson, George McQuinn, Howard Mills, Frank Shellenback, Julius Solters, Hal Spindel, Bill Sullivan, Bill Trotter and John Whitehead. PSA/DNA Pre-Certified. Winning Bid $113.