Lot 28: Drawing of major leaguer Joe Gedeon

PBA Galleries

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Lot 28: Author: Lindquist; Title: Original drawing "Joe Gedeon gazing into the past from a Dream Dugout and rarin' to go"; Place Published: No place; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1939; Description: Pen-&-ink drawing on paper, signed Lindquist '39.. 30x19 cm (11¾x7½"), framed under glass.The Sacramento-born ballplayer gazes onto a field, bat in hand, murmering "Say Fellers - remember when I used to knock 'em down at second." Elmer Joseph Gedeon (1893-1941) was a second baseman for the Washington Senators, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Browns. He was an above-average defensive player, leading all American League second basemen in assists once (1918) and fielding percentage twice (1918 and 1919). In 1920, he led the AL in sacrifice hits with 48; this total is still a Browns/Orioles single season record. Unfortunately, Gedeon - who was a friend of Black Sox conspirator Swede Risberg - was present during a meeting with gamblers, as they were discussing the plot to fix the 1919 World Series. He was later called as a witness in the trial. On November 3, 1921, Gedeon was banned for life from organized baseball for "having guilty knowledge" of the Black Sox Scandal. Condition: Very good, not examined out of frame. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $300-500
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