Thanks to the collaboration with the cultural association Il Bar Del Baseball – Baseball Museum of Nettuno (Rome), comes the memory of the unforgettable match played by Italy against the USA on 5 September 1973 in Parma. It’s time for legends!
The solidarity Celebrative Sticker #60 is dedicated to Donald “Don” Landolphi, born in 1941, a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who arrived in Italy in 1973 as Bill Arce’s assistant coach for Team Italy until 1975, the year in which the national team won the European title in Spain. Don has continued all these years to grow the game in Italy and around the world. Work that also led him to coach the boys of baseball for the blind. Charismatic man, he was often the third base coach, playful and cheerful, he tried never to let a mistake or a bad play weigh, always charging the team. He is still in contact with many of the players of those unrepeatable 70s.
A former international ambassador for USA Baseball and Major League Baseball in addition to being inducted into the ABCA Hall of Fame, Don boasts an incredible resume that still makes him one of baseball’s most prestigious coaches today.
In Parma, in that unforgettable match, he was there.
Parma, 5 September 1973, the last day of the 1st Intercontinental Cup, the Italian national team faces the USA, with great public success. It would seem “David against Goliath”, for Italian baseball born 25 years earlier, to face the American masters. Final score 6-5 with a deciding home run by Vic Luciani in the extra inning. The blue baseball legends won.
BASEBALL LEGENDS FOR THE “ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA” PROJECT!
With this solidarity sticker it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects.
DONALD “DON” LANDOLPHI
Celebrative Sticker #60 – Sticker + Folder
1st edition numbered 108 copies
Free offer starting from 7,00€
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
4×3 with four different Celebrative
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(1st numbered edition 1-108, copies available 85/108)
the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever
An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.