Thank you very much. Is that where lefty owned a bowling alley?? I never expected to own a single signed baseball of grove but the price was too good to pass up
Niiiice! I'm very jealous but congrats!!
I know I've told this story on the boards a few times in the past but I was born and raised in Norwalk, Ohio which was where Lefty lived the last 14 years of his life. He lived with his son and daughter-in-law at 52 Parsons St. from 1961 until he passed away on May 22nd, 1975.
I played my little league years in the Lefty Grove Baseball League which was named after him and is still there to this day. I was too young to appreciate him then and never met him but in hindsight it was pretty cool growing up in a town where the man who many consider the greatest left-handed pitcher of all time lived the final years of his life. I had a buddy in high school who lived right beside of him and would talk to him on occasion but again we were both too young at the time to really have a sense of appreciation or admiration for what he had accomplished in life.
He's only one of three players that I actually collect and I'd love to pick up a single signed baseball of him at some point in the future.
Congrats again on a truly great pickup!!
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