YOGI BERRA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: DON LARSEN - HFSID 283051
Sale Price $552.50
DON LARSEN and YOGI BERRA
This sepia-toned photo was taken moments after the pitcher threw his historic perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers on October 9, 1956. It immortalizes one of the greatest moments in the history of the New York Yankees. Signed by the catcher and the pitcher, the latter including the date of his feat
Photograph signed: "Don Larsen/ 10-8-56" and "Yogi Berra", both in blue ink. Sepia, 7¾x10. With letter of authenticity by James Spence Authentication and Heritage Auction Galleries. Though he had a mediocre career record, DON LARSEN (b.1929), born Don James Larsen, was immortalized by his World Series perfect game of October 8, 1956. He had gone 11-5 for the Yankees that year and, after being knocked out in the second inning of Game Two, started Game Five. He was a capable pitcher who adopted a no-windup delivery. His 11 wins in 1956 were his season high. He was the last active former St. Louis Brown. A lifetime .242 batter, he had 14 career home runs and was used 66 times as a pinch hitter. A fine defensive catcher and handler of pitchers YOGI BERRA (1925-2015), born Lawrence Peter Berra in St. Louis, Missouri, 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 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 puzzling expressions like "Ninety percent of this game is half mental", "Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded", and "It's déjà vu all over again." Lightly bowed. Otherwise, fine condition.
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