Flame-throwing legend Nolan Ryan started for the Halos against young Nicaraguan Dennis Martinez for the Os. Both pitchers were lights out that day.The consignors detailed letter takes it from here. My great aunt, now deceased, attended this game at Angels Stadium on August 20, 1978, and caught this ball in the stands. The game was a nail-biter from start to finish, with the home team prevailing 1-0 in 14 innings on a game-winning, walk-off double by Don Baylor. The crazy part of this game was the fact that Orioles starter Dennis Martinez pitched 11 shutout innings, and Baltimore still lost. Nolan Ryan started for the Angels and pitched 7 shutout innings himself.
At some point earlier in the game, Orioles outfielder Ken Singleton hit a foul ball in the area of my aunts seats close to the field, and she got it. My aunt was a bit of a socialite and had connections to sit right up near the owners box. Later in the game, she took the opportunity to get Angels owner Gene Autry, sitting in the owners box that Sunday, to sign the ball. Lo and behold, former President Nixon was also sitting right there so she got him to sign it as well. The OAL ball (MacPhail stamp barely visible) shows obvious game use, and is heavily toned and soiled at this point, but the Nixon and Autry autographs remain strong in black marker on the same side panel.In addition, the ball is notated on a separate side panel with 8-20-78 ANGELS ORIOLES #29 KEN SINGLETON in faded pen. Includes letter of provenance from consignor. And Full LOA from PSA/DNA. We specialize in sports autographs and memorabilia. We have one of the largest selections of baseball autographs in the country. The item "President Richard Nixon & Gene Autry Signed 1978 Game Used Baseball PSA DNA COA" is in sale since Tuesday, April 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Baseball-MLB\Balls". The seller is "showpiecessports" and is located in Deal, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay, Ecuador, Iceland, Sri lanka, Nicaragua, Peru.