1968 Gene Mauch Game-Worn Jersey and 1964 Pants 
Lot Number 360
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From 1960 through 1987, Gene Mauch managed four different clubs over twenty-six seasons; only Connie Mack, John McGraw and Bucky Harris managed more years. Mauch took the helm for the Phillies in 1960 and managed until midway through the 1968 season, leaving after the first 54 games with a 27-27 record. Skip wore this flannel red pinstripe uniform during that final season. The button down jersey has "Phillies" across the chest embroidered in red. The lower front tail has the "Wilson 42" size tag with the "Wilson 1968 SET 2" tag attached below. On a white strip tag in the collar, ”Mauch 68” is stitched in black. A Major League Baseball "100th Anniversary" patch appears on the left sleeve, which indicates that this jersey was worn during spring training of 1969 as well. Mauch's number "4" is firmly affixed to the reverse. The jersey exhibits excellent wear including some light staining under the armpits, (typical for heavy flannel 1968 Phillies home jerseys.) Mauch has signed the jersey on the front in blue Sharpie, and inscribed the piece “1968” grading (“8”). The pants, which exhibit strong game wear, derive from the infamous 1964 season with the "Wilson" and wash tags within the waistband, plus ”Mauch 1964” stitched in black on a white strip tag. The pants have been signed boldly in blue Sharpie and also include the year, 1964, in sharpie grading (“8”). Both the jersey and pants are completely unaltered and in appropriately game-used condition. The shirt and pants have all the proper tags and markings, consistent with known examples from the period. 
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