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JOE PEPITONE NEW YORK YANKEES SIGNED 11x14 B&W PHOTO INSCRIBE WSGS 1964


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JOE PEPITONE NEW YORK YANKEES SIGNED 11x14 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO INSCRIBED 64 WSGS CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY FROM BIG RALLY SPORTS 1964 WORLD SERIES GRAND SLAM This was hand signed by Joe Pepitone in blue sharpie. Pepitone joined the Yankees in 1962, playing behind Moose Skowron at first base. Fun-loving and carefree, he spent his $20,000 signing bonus on a fancy car and a motorboat. Pepitone had a powerful swing and an excellent glove, and some of Pepitone's tougher friends thought he should be the regular first baseman ahead of Skowron. They offered to help Joe out by breaking Skowron's legs; Pepitone declined. The Yankee brass believed he could handle the job and before the 1963 season traded Skowron to the Dodgers. Pepitone responded admirably, hitting .271 with 27 HR and 89 RBI. He went on to win three Gold Gloves, but in the 1963 WS he made an infamous error. With the score tied 1-1 in the seventh inning of Game Four, he lost a routine Clete Boyer throw in the white shirtsleeves of the Los Angeles crowd, and the batter, Jim Gilliam, went all the way to third base and scored the Series-winning run on a sacrifice fly. He redeemed himself somewhat in the 1964 Series against the Cardinals with a Game Six grand slam. This will come in a plastic holder