Roy Sievers

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Birthdate 11/18/1926
Death Date 4/3/2017
Debut Year 1949
Year of Induction
Teams Browns, Senators, White Sox
Positions First Base, Left Field

The first American League Rookie of the Year, Roy Sievers was a five-time All Star who led the junior circuit in homers, RBI and total bases in 1957.

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Contract for autographed souvenir baseball signed by Roy Sievers a month before his MLB debut

Contract for autographed souvenir baseball signed by Roy Sievers a month before his MLB debut

Roy Sievers burst on the big league scene in 1949. He hit .306 with 16 homers and 91 RBI on his way to being the first American Leaguer to win the Rookie of the Year Award. On March 15th of ’49, more than a month before his April 21st debut, Sievers signed this contract. It calls for his signature to souvenir baseballs with the stamped autographs of the team. In return the slugger gained a whopping one cent per ball sold in the souvenir stands.
Roy Sievers writes about the autoball contract and winning the Rookie of the Year

Roy Sievers writes about the autoball contract and winning the Rookie of the Year

In the collection is this letter handwritten by Roy Sievers. The former outfielder and first baseman expresses thanks for seeing the 1949 autoball contract. He writes, “That was big money 1¢ for each ball sold. Didn’t make much money that year for sure.” Sievers reminisces about his first big league season and reflects on his career. “1949 was a good year for me winning Rookie of the Year in the American League and being the 1st one. Had a very wonderful career,
Two memorable Topps cards from 1959 autographed by Roy Sievers

Two memorable Topps cards from 1959 autographed by Roy Sievers

Roy Sievers appeared on two special cards from the 1959 Topps set that appear here, autographed by the slugger. On the left is #566, printed to commemorate Sievers making American League’s 1959 All Star team, his third appearance to the Mid-Summer Classic in four years. On the right is a “Baseball Thrills” card proclaiming, “Sievers sets homer mark”. Sievers set a new Senators single-season team record for home runs in each of his first four years with the club.
Two days after the unveiling of Bud Selig's statue outside of Miller Park, Selig writes to Roy Sievers

Two days after the unveiling of Bud Selig's statue outside of Miller Park, Selig writes to Roy Sievers

On August 24, 2010 the Milwaukee Brewers unveiled a statue of Bud Selig at Miller Park. He received an outpouring of affection. One of the congratulatory wishes was from former Rookie of the Year Roy Sievers. In this letter dated August 26, 2010, Commissioner Selig writes to Sievers. “Thank yo
Another letter to Roy Sievers from the commissioner seven days after Selig statue unveiling

Another letter to Roy Sievers from the commissioner seven days after Selig statue unveiling

Seven days after the unveiling of a statue bearing his likeness outside of Miller Park, Bud Selig sent this letter to former home run champion Roy Sievers. Dated August 31, 2010, the letter reads in part, “Dear Roy, Just a short note to thank you for the wonderful card of congratulations which you sent to me. It was a great day

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