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Billy Martin Signed OAL Baseball (JSA LOA)

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Billy Martin Signed OAL Baseball (JSA LOA)

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Auction Date:2019 Jun 12 @ 19:00 (UTC-7 : PDT/MST)
Location:2320 W Peoria Ave Suite B142, Phoenix, Arizona, 85029, United States
Rawlings Official American League Baseball. Hand-signed in black felt-tip pen by Billy Martin (D. 1989, New York Yankees). Please note, the baseball shows signs of natural toning.

Billy Martin is best known as the manager of the New York Yankees, a position he held five different times. As Yankees manager, he led the team to consecutive American League pennants in 1976 and 1977; the Yankees were swept in the 1976 World Series by the Cincinnati Reds but triumphed over the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games in the 1977 World Series. He also had notable managerial tenures with several other AL squads, leading four of them to division championships.

Martin had a distinguished playing career in the 1950s, highlighted by his years with the Yankees during which he performed at a high level in appearances in the World Series. He was also selected for the American League All-Star team in 1956.

As a manager, Martin was known for turning losing teams into winners, and for arguing animatedly with umpires, including a widely parodied routine in which he kicked dust on their feet. During the 1969 through 1988 period as a manager, Martin totaled 1,253 victories with a .553 winning percentage.