Joel McKeon/Jerry Hairston Game Used/Worn White Sox Price: $60.00

Joel McKeon/Jerry Hairston 1987 Set 1 Game Used/Worn #17 Chicago White Sox Home White Rawlings Size 34 Pants. The pants have a team number change from McKeon (#50) to Hairston (#17). The double tackle twill number is sewn to the left thigh, and the numbers are faded, consistent with the age of the pants. A Rawlings logo tag is sewn into the waist next to the team inventory tag. The inventory tag details the name of the player, plus the year and size/inseam (87 34 24 McKeon). There is a year and set flag tag sewn under the inventory tag. There is no belt included with the pants. The pants have two snaps with mild rust, plus a working zippered fly. The pants show tremendous wear, with dirt stains on both knees and the rear, with moderate pilling. There are two unrepaired holes in the right knee, as well as some tobacco stains on the right knee. This is a great uniform example from the Carlton Fisk era! Joel McKeon pitched two years in the major leagues with the White Sox from 1986-87. He compiled a 4-3 record in 43 games with a 5.17 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 54 innings. He pitched his last game with the White Sox on July 10, 1987, so I suspect the pants were used by Hairston during the second half of the season. Jerry Hairston Sr. played 14 years in the major leagues with the White Sox and the Pirates from 1973-1989, and he played professionally in Mexico from 1978-1981. He played in 859 games with a lifetime batting average of .258, including 438 hits, 30 home runs, and 205 RBI's. The Hairston family is the only one in MLB history to produce 5 players from 3 generations. His father, Sam Hairston, played in the Negro Leagues and briefly with the White Sox in 1951. His brother, John Hairston, played briefly with the Chicago Cubs. His sons, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Scott Hairston, both have had extensive major league careers.

40273-Jerry Hairston - McKeon White Sox #17 pants