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YOGI BERRA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL - HFSID 269938

YOGI BERRA The well-loved catcher signs a baseball, adding his #8, retired in his honor Baseball signed: "Yogi Berra/#8", in blue ink. Rawlings/Official Ball/American League/Gene A. Budig, Pres.

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Condition: lightly soiled, otherwise fine condition
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YOGI BERRA The well-loved catcher signs a baseball, adding his #8, retired in his honor Baseball signed: "Yogi Berra/#8", in blue ink. Rawlings/Official Ball/American League/Gene A. Budig, Pres. 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 per cent of this game is half mental", "Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded", and "déjà vu all over again." In all, the Yankees have retired 17 numbers, including 16 who played and/or managed the Pinstripes, plus Jackie Robinson for his contribution to the game. Interestingly, the two greatest catchers in Yankee history, Berra and Bill Dickey, both played with #8. That number was retired for both players in 1972. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.

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