A few days ago, I was putting together the May issue when a fascinating question was forwarded to me in regards to some obscure Yankee collectables. Being the memorabilia junkie that I am (see my article "Confessions Of A Collector") I eagerly initiated a research project, going through my library of baseball books and surfing the web for any information I could find to help solve this mystery. After several hours and a migraine headache, I'm ashamed to admit that I had about as much luck as the '90 Yanks (67-95) and I'm throwing in the towel. Now I'm looking to you to find the answer...
Our friends at Brad's Ultimate New York Yankees forwarded an email from a visitor in TN who is researching the origin of 2 specific Yankees patches. Please take a moment to view the photograph they provided. We are asking anyone who may have any information on these patches to please email us here at the Pinstripe Press and/or Brad's Ultimate New York Yankees so we can pass along your answer.
who solves this mystery will get a special "Fan Focus"
mention in an upcoming edition of The Highlander.
Blending exclusive interviews with Rachel Robinson, Mack Robinson (Jackie's brother), Hall of Famers Monte Irvin, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese, Roy Campanella, Ralph Kiner and others, celebrated author Harvey Frommer evokes the lives of Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey and heralded baseball player Jackie Robinson to describe how they worked together to shatter baseball's color line.
"This book clearly illustrates the elegance and class that BOTH men showed on the field and off. Frommer has provided a fresh perspective and a testament to overcoming adversity in the face of ignorance. Rickey and Robinson is a must read for hardcore baseball fans everywhere." - The Pinstripe Press
Reading: The Frommer
As famed sportswriter Dan Daniel once said, "Bill Dickey isn't just a catcher, he's a ballclub." A key performer for the Yankees on eight American League pennant-winners and seven World Series champions, the expert handler of pitchers with the deadly accurate throwing-arm was also a clutch hitter, batting over .300 in 10 of his first 11 full seasons. Known for his durability, he set an American League record by catching 100 or more games 13 years in a row. He finished his 17-year career with a .313 batting average.
Did you know ... that Bill Dickey starred as himself in two baseball movies: "Pride of the Yankees" with Gary Cooper and "The Stratton Story" with Jimmy Stewart? Source: MLB Hall Of Fame
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His .333 lifetime World Series batting average is fourth with at least 75 ABs on the all-time series list.
Known as "The Scooter", he played in the World Series 10 out of his 13 MLB years.
"If you weighed 50 more pounds, I'd punch you."
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