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Lot # 210: 1927 World Series New York Yankees vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Program

Starting Bid: $100.00

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Item was in Auction "2024 Spring Pop-Up",
which ran from 5/5/2024 7:00 PM to
5/20/2024 12:05 AM

Displayed is a terrific baseball memento: The 1927 World Series program, featuring the legendary "Murderers' Row" Yankees versus the Pittsburgh Pirates. The '27 Yankees obliterated their opposition in the regular season, finishing with a 110-44 record, 19 games in front. The Murderers' Row term was a reference to a section of the Tombs Prison in New York City that actually contained a Murderers' Row. Although the term was applied to a number of Yankee teams in the late 1920s, the '27 Yankees are the preeminent holders of the term in baseball lore, often regarded as the best team of all time. The first six batters in the Yankees' '27 line-up are generally regarded as "Murderers' Row": Leadoff hitter and center fielder Earle Combs batted .356 in '27; shortstop Mark Koenig batted second and he hit .285; Babe Ruth batted third and the right fielder hit .356, with 164 RBIs, and a then-record 60 home runs; First baseman Lou Gehrig had 47 homers and hit cleanup, batting .373, with a then-record 173 RBIs; Batting fifth was left-fielder Bob Meusel, who hit .337, with 103 RBIs; Tony Lazzeri batted sixth and played second base, and he drove in 102 runs: Murderers' Row indeed. The offered program measures 9.25x11" and has 24 pages. The cover reads, "YANKEES vs PIRATES 1927 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES/Price 25 Cents." The program has photos and a scorecard that shows all the names of the Murderers' Row Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The middle of the program exhibits very good condition. At some point, the program was folded horizontally down the middle and there is a visible fold. The bottom staple has been pulled from the cover and the side edges of the cover show some tearing. The cover and some pages exhibit some slight surface loss in small spots. Although there are some minor imperfections on the front and back covers and in a few other areas, the key middle of the program has been preserved well. The program makes a fine remembrance for the legendary '27 Murderers' Row Yankees.

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