YOGI BERRA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CO-SIGNED BY: DON LARSEN - HFSID 319777
YOGI BERRA and DON LARSEN Both the pitcher and the Hall of Fame Yankee catcher signed this ball in the sweet spot Baseball signed: "Yogi Berra/ 10-8-56," and co-signed by: "Don Larsen" both in blue ink.
Sale Price $720.00
YOGI BERRA and DON LARSEN Both the pitcher and the Hall of Fame Yankee catcher signed this ball in the sweet spot Baseball signed: "Yogi Berra/ 10-8-56," and co-signed by: "Don Larsen" both in blue ink. Official Rawlings Major League baseball, honoring the 100th anniversary for the New York Yankees, Allen H. Selig, Commissioner. A fine defensive catcher and handler of pitchers, YOGI BERRA (1925-2015) 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 a record 14 World Series - on the winning team a record 10 times - and made every All-Star team from 1948 to 1962. As manager of the Yankees and later the Mets, Berra is one of only three Major League managers (along with Joe McCarthy and Sparky Anderson) to win pennants in both leagues. He entered the Hall of Fame in 1972. Berra is also famous for enriching the language with nonsensical expressions like "Ninety percent of this game is half mental", "Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded", and "déjà vu all over again." A solid but unspectacular starting pitcher, DON LARSEN (b. 1929) 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. Fine condition.
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