Mid-Summer Classic Auction 2013
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/11/2013
Beautiful 1978 Jim Gilliam Los Angeles Dodgers game worn road coaches jersey. "W. A. Goodman & Sons Size 44" and "Set 1 '78" tags sewn into collar. Blue "Dodgers" trimmed in white along with large red "19" sewn on front. Large blue "19" trimmed in white on back. Name "Gilliam" has been removed from the top of back but the outline of all the letters is still very easily readable. Jersey displays moderate use. Gilliam was a life long Dodger. In 1953, after 2 fine years with Montreal, he came to Brooklyn, forced Jackie Robinson off 2nd base, and was named the National League Rookie of the Year. He remained one of the most popular Dodger players until his retirement after the 1966 season. Jim stayed with the Dodgers, as a coach from 1967 though his untimely death right after the close of the 1978 season. Two days after his death, right before Game 1 of the 1978 World Series, the Dodgers retired his uniform number 19. His is the only number retired by the Dodgers of a player not in the Hall of Fame.
Dodger coach Red Adams W. A. Goodman & Sons size 36 1978 game worn pants. "Pro-Gard Expressly Tailored for Professional Sports W. A. Goodman Los Angeles", and "Adams 36/23 Set 1 78*" tags sewn into waist band. Original blue leather belt still present. Adams, who only played 8 games in the majors with the Cubs in 1946, became a scout for the Dodgers from 1959 trough 1968 and then was their pitching coach from 1969 to 1980. Pants display medium/heavier use with some staining.