BOBBY RICHARDSON AUTOGRAPHED NEW YORK YANKEES 8X10 PHOTO JSA AUTHENTICATED (BATTING - 60 WS MVP)

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This Bobby Richardson autograph is boldly signed in blue Sharpie pen and has been authenticated by the world's premier autograph authentication service - JSA. This item comes with matching JSA Certificate. This autograph comes with the "Best Wishes" and "WS MVP 60" inscription

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Bobby Richardson is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Yankees from 1955 through 1966. Batting and throwing right-handed, he was a superb defensive infielder, as well as something of a clutch hitter, who played no small role in the Yankee baseball dynasty of his day. He is the only World Series MVP ever to be selected from the losing team. He wore the uniform number 1 for the majority of his career (1958–1966).

His best year was probably 1962, when he batted .302 with 8 home runs and 59 runs batted in. His 209 hits led the American League, and he stole 11 bases in 161 games. He made the AL All-Star team, won his second Gold Glove, and came in second in the AL MVP voting, just behind teammate Mickey Mantle. One of the best parts of Richardson's game was his ability to make contact. He struck out just 243 times in his entire 12-year career, less than 5% of his plate appearances. He was among the top three players in the league in at bats per strikeout eight times during his career, and led the league three times, 1964–1966. He twice led the league in sacrifice bunts.

He also led the league in at bats three times, partly because he batted early in the order and partly because he rarely missed a game, coming to be known as a workhorse. His career high was 692 at bats in 161 games in 1962.

He had an all-time fielding percentage of .979 at second base, and six seasons with 100 or more double plays turned.

Career highlights and awards
8× All-Star (1957, 1959, 1962–1966)
3× World Series champion (1958, 1961, 1962)
World Series MVP (1960)
5× Gold Glove Award (1961–1965)


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