Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cooperstown Pickup - Tommy Henrich Signed Baseball

While we were at the card show in Cooperstown, I picked up this signed baseball by Tommy Henrich from the same vendor that I got the Harmon Killebrew from.  I saw the Henrich and really liked it because of reading about him in the book The Glory of Their Times.  Henrich was known as a great storyteller and I definitely could tell when reading that book.

Henrich (b. 1913 - d. 2009) played in the majors from 1937 to 1942 and 1946 to 1950 for the Yankees.  He had 1,297 hits, 183 home runs and a .282 batting average over the course of 11 seasons.  He was an All Star 5 times and finished as high as 6th in the MVP voting (1948 and 1949).  He won the World Series 4 times (1938, 1941, 1947 and 1949) with the Yankees.
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