This white OML "2001 World Series" ball, with very strong stampings, has been signed very boldly in blue ink by 28 members of the team, with THREE current and Future Hall of Famers—Joe Torre, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera.
It was one of the most fascinating and exciting World Series' ever played, which included three home runs that either tied or won the game from the 9th inning on, and a Game 7 that went to the bottom of the 9th and came down to a World Series-winning single by Arizona's Craig Counsell. Due to the tragic events of 9/11, the World Series was played in November for the first (and only) time, with the nickname of "Mr. November" given to Derek Jeter, who hit a game-winning home run in the wee hours of November 1, in a game which begun on Halloween night.
SWEET SPOT - Joe Torre.
EAST PANEL - Hitchcock, Clemens, Stottlemyre, Cloninger (d.), Pettitte, Enrique Wilson and Soriano.
WEST PANEL - Choate, Tino Martinez, Hernandez 26 "Duke", Spencer, Mazzilli and McDonald.
NORTH PANEL - Mariano Rivera, Sojo, Mendoza, Henry Rodriguez, Ledee and Greene.
SOUTH PANEL - Mussina, Zimmer (d.), Randolph, Stanton, Martinez, Bernie Williams, Brosius and Derek Jeter.
Several others signatures of part-time players are also on this baseball.
Signatures range in grade from ("8-10"). Overall a beautiful ball with no extraneous markings. This is a high grade team-signed baseball from the 2001 New York Yankees American League Championship team, one which came a few pitches away from a fifth title in six years. Overall grade is NM to NM/MT condition. Accompanied by full letters of authenticity from James Spence Authentication (JSA), and Beckett Authentication Services (BAS). Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.
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