1960 Carl Yastrzemski Minneapolis Millers Rookie of the Year Sterling Silver Trophy Baseball
Awesome sterling silver life-sized trophy ball was presented to Carl Yastrzemski for his 1960 rookie season with the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association. He batted .339 and proved himself worthy as the heir apparent to Ted Williams, who he essentially replaced in 1961. Sterling silver trophy baseballs are a baseball tradition going back to the 19th century and the New York Knickerbockers, the first organized team. This one does not disappoint; laced ball is immaculately engraved and in its original patina. It reads, "The Robert E. Hooey Memorial Award to Carl Yastrzemski...The Outstanding Rookie Player Of 1960 by American Association Baseball Writers." The quality - from the memorable engraving to the pinpoint detail stitching - embodies the very highest quality of silversmith craftsmanship. Although unmarked as such, this one-of-a-kind piece was obviously specifically made for this event. It has been tested as being sterling silver. Measuring 9" in circumference, it weighs 173.3 grams. The award is named for Robert Hooey, the late President of both the Baseball AND Football Writers Associations of America.
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