December 9th, 2009 Holiday Auction (#26)
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This lot is closed. Bidding ended on 12/9/2009.
Frank Crosetti was nicknamed "The Crow" and played for the New York Yankees from 1932-1948. He helped the Yankees to win the World Series in 1932, 1936-39, 1941, 1943 and 1947 and the American League Pennant in 1942. In his career he played in 1,683 Games, had 1,006 Runs, 1,541 Hits, 792 Walks, 649 RBIs, a.341 On-base percentage and a 354 Slugging Percentage. He ended his career with an amazing total of 114 hit by pitches which still stands as the New York Yankees career record. He was a two-time All-Star (1936, 1939). He later became a coach with the Yankees (1947-68). Unbelievably as a player and third base coach for the Yankees, Crosetti was part of 17 World Championship teams of 23 World Series participants overall, during 1932 through 1964. This is the most of any individual. This piece of baseball history was worn by Crosetti while teammates with The Bambino and The Iron Horse. Inside the leather band of the cap is the “Spalding” stamp. Adjacent is “7-1/8 F Crosetti stitched into the leather band. The band itself is all intact with only one small tear between the manufacturers stamp and embroidered size. On the top is the interlocking “NY” logo embroidered in white stitch. The navy blue cap shows excellent game-use with dirt staining and appears to have no alterations of any kind.
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Minimum Bid: $1,000
Price Realized: $2,129
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.
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