Walter Johnson signed 1924 World Series baseball up for auction

“Ireland Meusel could have easily been one of the players who went into the Washington clubhouse to congratulate Walter and say, ‘Oh, by the way, Walter, here’s the ball that won the game,'” said Thomas. “And then maybe he asked Freddy Baxter, the gear man, to put that ‘X’ on it so he’d be reminded of it when he got home. But it’s just as possible that when the players came in to get their World Series checks, [Senators owner] Clark Griffith had a bucket of balls there and he said, “These are all from the Series. Go ahead and take one as a souvenir.” Who knows?”

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