YOGI BERRA - CHECK ENDORSED 06/12/1968 - HFSID 158860
YOGI BERRA The Hall of Famer endorses a thousand-dollar check from a book publisher Partly Printed Check endorsed: "Larry Berra" on verso in blue ink, 8¼x3. New York, 1968 June 12.
Sale Price $162.00
YOGI BERRA The Hall of Famer endorses a thousand-dollar check from a book publisher Partly Printed Check endorsed: "Larry Berra" on verso in blue ink, 8¼x3. New York, 1968 June 12. Drawn on the Chemical Bank New York Trust Campany on the account of the "Frank Scott Associates", made payable to "Larry Berra" for $1,000.00. Through hard work and the help of Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra (1925-2015) became a great catcher. He led the American League in games caught and chances accepted eight times, and led the league in double plays six times. He is one of only four catchers to ever field 1.000 in a season (1958), and between July 28, 1957 and May 10, 1959, Berra set major league records by catching in 148 consecutive games and accepting 950 chances without making an error. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. Berra was named the Yankees' manager for the 1964 season. The day after the Series ended, the Yankees fired him. He took over as the Mets' manager in 1972 and led them to the NL pennant in 1973, joining Joe McCarthy as the second manager to win pennants in both leagues. Franks Scott Associates is a publisher of sports books. Folds, not at signature. Bank cancellation on verso passes through "a" in Berra. Bank cancellation stamps on front. Otherwise, fine condition.
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