THE NEW YORK YANKEES - HAT SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: YOGI BERRA, DON LARSEN - HFSID 269114
Sale Price $270.00
DON LARSEN and YOGI BERRA
Baseball cap signed by New York Yankees pitcher and catcher of the only perfect game in World Series history
Baseball Cap signed: "Don Larsen/10-8-56" and "Y. Berra" on bill. Tan, adjustable-size baseball cap with logo of the World Series Champions 2000. A solid but unspectacular starting pitcher, DON LARSEN(1929-2020) spent most of his Major League career (1953-1967) with bad teams, resulting in records like his 3-21 for the 1954 Orioles and 1-10 for the 1960 A's. Traded to the Yankees before the 1956 season, Larsen showed he could do a bit better with a solid team behind him. He went 11-5 that year, and on October 8, 1956 he was perfect. Facing the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series, he pitched a no-hitter with no walks, indeed a perfect game. Not a single Dodger reached first base. The last active player who had been a member of the St. Louis Browns, Larsen was a good hitting pitcher, with 14 career home runs and 66 pinch hit appearances. Catching that perfect game was Yankee great YOGI BERRA (1925-2015). A fine defensive catcher and handler of pitchers, Berra was also a feared slugger and clutch hitter who led powerful Yankee teams in RBIs seven years in a row (1949-1955) and was named AL Most Valuable Player three times. Though famous for swinging at bad pitches, Yogi seldom struck out. He played in 14 World Series - on the winner 10 times - and made every All-Star team from 1948 to 1962. As manager of the Yankees and later the Mets, Berra is one ofonly three Major League managers (along with Joe McCarthy and Sparky Anderson) to win World Championships in both leagues. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1972. Berra is also famous for enriching the language with expressions like "Ninety percent of this game is half mental" and "Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded". The 2000 World Series was won by the New York Yankees. 2 faint ¼-inch spots on bill. Otherwise, fine condition.
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