The Pinstripe Dynasty Collection


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Without Miller Huggins, the New York Yankees might be just another Major League franchise today, instead of the crown jewel of the baseball world. It was Huggins, after all, who convinced Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert to acquire Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox. And it was Huggins whose stern leadership reined in the Bambino's reckless behavior so that the 1920s Yanks could reach their full potential—setting in motion all of the ballclub's successes to come. Indeed, before Huggins' 1918 arrival at the New York helm, the team had never won a pennant. But under his wise stewardship, with the advantage of some the league’s best talent, Huggins led the Yankees to six pennants and three world championships over the next 11 seasons.

This managerial contract, dated March 15, 1920, between Miller Huggins and the American League Base Ball Club of New York is signed by "Miller J. Huggins" (9/10), American League president Ban Johnson (9/10), and Yankee President Jacob Ruppert (10/10) in black ink. The contract is for a term of one year and calls for Huggins to receive $12,500. The New York Yankees corporate seal is stamped to the left of the signatures. Huggins died prematurely of blood poisoning in 1929 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1964. The contract has normal fold lines. Excellent condition.

Full LOA from PSA/DNA (AG01419).

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Minimum Bid: $2,500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $7,788
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Saturday, June 22, 2019.
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