This field pass is in good enough shape to be displayed in Cooperstown. A wonderful artifact of the time.



  • Fact 1: On June 2nd 1941 Lou “The Iron Horse” Gehrig passed away of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
  • Fact 2: Starting in 1941 The Brooklyn Dodgers wore protective liners in their helmets. A direct result of the "bean-ball wars" of 1940.
  • Fact 3: The Yankees once again won the World Series in 1941 thanks, in part, to a costly error by Dodgers catcher Mickey Owen in game two.
  • Fact 4: Joe DiMaggio scored hits in 56 consecutive games, then went hitless for one game, then hit for another 16 straight games straight, making his overall hitting streak 72/73 games during 1941.
  • Fact 5: Ted Williams, left-fielder for the Boston Red Sox, had a batting average of .406 in the 1941 season and is the last player to average .400 since.

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