1931 New York Yankees Team Autographed Beacon Oil Co. Benefit Game Baseball, inscribed in black ink "Longest Home Run ever Hit in Everett, Beacon Oil Benefit, Aug. 9, 1928 by" with ink signatures including Lefty Gomez, Bill Dickey, Babe Ruth, Johnny Allen, Art Jorgens, Tony Lazzeri, Cy Moore, Arthur Fletcher, Dixie Walker, John..., Lou Gehrig, Joe Sewell, Herb Pennock, Earle Combs, and Charles (Red) Ruffing, and (Red Sox) Dan MacFaydon, the ball stamped with James W. Brine logo, "Official League Ball," and with red and green stitching.
Provenance: Obtained by the father-in-law of the consignor, an Everett native and ball player. The game benefited the families of those killed in the February 1928 explosion at the Beacon Oil Co. at Everett, Massachusetts. Approached by Everett Mayor Roche and Red Sox Manager Bill Carrigan, both Babe Ruth, and Lou Gehrig agreed to play alongside Red Sox rookies and an Everett minor league team.