Tie Clasps, 1917 World Series championship tie clip worn by Joe Benz, Chicago White Sox pitcher, 1917. Gold, gemstone, cloth, and metal. Made by F.H. Company, United States. Gift of Rita Benz. 1988.470.11a-b
Tie clasp worn by Chicago White Sox pitcher Joe Benz
A wishbone-shaped tie clasp with pendant hanging from chain attached to two ends of clasp. Circular pendant has laurel wreath design around image of a baseball diamond and two socks; clear gemstone set into center of baseball diamond. Relief letters read: WORLD'S CHAMPIONS/1917/WHITE SOX.
This 1917 World Series Championship tie lip was awarded to and worn by White Sox pitcher Joe Benz.
This 1917 World Series Championship tie clip was worn by Joe Benz White Sox pitcher. Founded in 1900 by Charles Comiskey, the White Sox was a charter member of the American Baseball League. In 1906 the Sox captured the pennant and defeated the Chicago Cubs in a Crosstown World Series. During the 1910s the team played well and won the World Series in 1917, which this tie clip commemorates.