December 11th, 2021 Holiday Auction (#57)
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The 1924 Washington Senators won their only World Championship and orchestrated one of the greatest turnarounds in Major League history. The Senator bats pounded out 755 runs while the rotation gave up just 613, a stunning improvement of 169 in run differential from the previous season to finish two games ahead of the mighty New York Yankees. Presented is a beautiful World Championship medallion presented to Al Schacht directly sourced from the family. Schacht’s ability to mimic other players from the coaching lines, and his comedy routines with fellow Washington coach Nick Altrock, earned him the nickname of "The Clown Prince of Baseball". The Senators won the 1924 World Series defeating the New York Giants in 7 games and were presented with this medallion for their accomplishment. Schacht was presented this award as a coach for the Senators. In 1924, this finely crafted 14kt and aesthetically spectacular piece served this purpose as the only player championship award. An embossed image of the US Capitol building rises above a ball and bats motif, with a replaced stone set at center of the former. The stone was replaced by the family many years ago. A golden "WASHINGTON" is emblazoned across the red enamel header, with "WORLD 1924 CHAMPIONS" similarly placed along the blue footer. Engraved on the verso is “PRESENTED TO ALBERT SCHACHT BY THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL”. Properly stamped "14 KT, Dieges & Clust" by the famous jeweler that dominated production of Championship and press pins of the era. Accompanied by a family LOA.
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