New York Yankees 1927 World Championship Team-Signed Baseball
The sheer dominance of the 1927 Yankees was described best by Washington Senators first baseman Joe Judge, who, after suffering a 21-1 loss to the "Murderers' Row" team, stated, "Those fellows not only beat you but they tear your heart out. I wish the season was over." Indeed, the '27 Yankees still stand as the gold standard of sporting brilliance. On offense, the Yanks led the Majors with 158 home runs, 975 runs scored, 908 RBIs and a .307 team batting average. Babe Ruth led the way with a then-record 60 home runs, a mark which would stand for 34 years. Overall, Ruth hit .356 and had 165 RBI Dominant? Sure. But according to league MVP voters, he wasn't even the best player on his own team as that honor would go to Lou Gehrig. Batting cleanup, the "Iron Horse" hit .373, with 218 hits, 52 doubles, 18 triples, 47 home runs, 175 RBIs and .765 slugging percentage. The '27 Yanks supplemented their legendary offense with an elite pitching staff that led the league with a 3.20 team ERA. Fronting the rotation was Waite Hoyt, who tied for the league lead in wins with 22. The Yankees capped off their 110-win regular season by sweeping the Pirates in four games to win the World Series. Six players from the 1927 Yankees would be elected to the Hall of Fame. From a legendary team comes this legendary centerpiece. This Official A.L Reach ball features 17 signatures from baseball's most storied team. Babe Ruth's classic signature is front and center on the sweet spot, and to the right of this is Lou Gehrig's. Other names include Tony Lazzeri, Urban Shocker, Wilcy Moore, Pat Collins, Mark Koenig, and more. The ball grades out to an EX condition and the signatures are a bold 7-8 quality. PSA/DNA.