ONL Feeney Baseball Signed by 5 Pirates – Stargell, Parker, Tanner, Haddix and Lonnett.
Lot 29. ONL Feeney Baseball Signed by 5 Pirates – Stargell, Parker, Tanner, Haddix and Lonnett. Chuck Tanner, Pittsburgh Pirates manager 1977-85, autographed the sweet spot of this ex-m 6 ball. Willie Stargell signed the south panel; Dave Parker, the north, and Harvey Haddix and Joe Lonnett, the west. The east is personalized “To Tim,” with “Sincerely” added. The ballpoint autographs are nm 7 to nm-m 8 with light or light-to-moderate age or soiling spots behind Parker’s and Stargell’s. Tanner (died 2011) led the Pirates to MLB’s World Championship in 1979. Stargell (d. 2001) was voted into the Hall of Fame in 1988, his first year of eligibility. Parker was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 1984, but off-field issues apparently have limited support for MLB HoF enshrinement. Harvey Haddix (d. 1994) and Joe Lonnett (d. 2011) both served as coaches for Tanner. Minimum Bid $50.