THE NEW YORK YANKEES - PROGRAM COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: JERRY COLEMAN, PHIL RIZZUTO - HFSID 295652
Sale Price $198.00
NEW YORK YANKEES: PHIL RIZZUTO and JERRY COLEMAN
The two Yankee infielders sign the cover of a 1965 New York Yankees Scorecard and Official Program
Program Cover signed: "Phil Rizzuto" and "Jerry Coleman", Color 7x10. Signed on the cover of a 1965 New York Yankees Scorecard and Official Program. PHIL RIZZUTO (1916-2007), born Phillip Francis Rizzuto in Brooklyn, New York) was an All-Star shortstop five times, and he was named the American League MVP in 1950, when he peaked with a .324 average and 200 hits. Rizzuto played on nine pennant winners and seven World Champions over his 13-year career. He was one of the most skillful bunters of all time. A long-time Yankee broadcaster known for his exclamation, "Holy cow!" Rizzuto saw his uniform #10 retired by the club in 1985. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1994. A former major league All-Star infielder in nine seasons with the New York Yankees (1949-1957), JERRY COLEMAN (1924-2014) successfully transitioned from the field to the broadcast booth in 1960. He has been a fan-favorite on the radio airwaves for the last 41 years, including 32 seasons, the last 23 consecutive, as voice of the San Diego Padres. In 2005, Coleman was named the recipient of the Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award. The 1950 all-star appeared in six World Series in nine seasons, compiling a .263 batting average in 723 career games, earning Rookie of the Year honors from the Associated Press in 1949 and World Series' Most Valuable Player honors in 1950. Twice during his tenure as a player, Coleman's career was interrupted because of military service as a Marine pilot, during World War II and Korea, when he flew 120 missions, received two distinguished flying crosses, 13 Air Medals and three Navy citations, while earning the title of lieutenant colonel. Creased. Worn. Toned. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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