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Price: $75.00
MOOSE SKOWRON BOBBY RICHARDSON TONY KUBEK CLETE BOYER 1961 NEW YORK YANKEES INFIELD SIGNED 8X10 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY FROM BIG RALLY SPORTS This 8X10 black and white photo was autographed by the 1961 N.Y. Yankees infield: Moose Skowron # 14 , Bobby Richardson # 1, Tony Kubek # 10, Clete Boyer # 6 in black sharpie. We acquired these direct from Clete Boyer through T&A SPORTS. This is a crisp clear photo. With the light-hitting but superb-fielding Yankee third baseman Clete Boyer, second baseman Bobby Richardson First baseman Moose Skowron and shortstop Tony Kubek gave the Yankees' arguably the best defensive infield in baseball. 1961 will be forever remembered as the year Roger Maris eclipsed Babe Ruth's single season mark with 61 homers. This year's Bronx Bombers hit 240 homers, more than any team had ever hit previously. Joining Maris in the chase was teammate Mickey Mantle, a Yankee for the previous decade. Mantle, a long time Yankee, was the media and fan favorite to surpass Ruth. In the end, he hit 54 himself. While Maris and Mantle pursued immortality, the team was trying to erase the memories of last season's heartbreaking World Series loss against Pittsburgh. Long time skipper Casey Stengel had been replaced at the helm by Ralph Houk. In addition to the M&M Boys, as they were dubbed, New York featured four other 20 homer men including an aging Yogi Berra and first sacker Moose Skowron. Pitching, though often overlooked because of the offense, was again a Yankee strong suit. Whitey Ford, at 25-4, led the league in wins and won baseball's Cy Young Award. He was joined by Ralph Terry at 16-3. Reliever Luis Arroyo saved 29 and posted a 15-5 mark. The Yankees won 109 games in the first ever 162 game schedule. New York outdistanced Detroit by eight games to win their sixth pennant in seven years and advanced to meet Cincinnati in the World Series. After splitting the first two at Yankee Stadium, New York rolled into Cincinnati and won three straight to claim another World Championship. This is an absolute must piece of history you can not pass on. Please do not let this go. Every collector should own this photo. This will come in a plastic holder.