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Mike McNally 1924 New York Yankees Player's Contract Signed by Johnson and Ruppert

Lot Number 846

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During his 10-year playing career, "Minooka Mike" teamed up with Babe Ruth in Boston and New York. According to SABR biographer Jim Leeke, "McNally would be variously remembered in New York as Ruth’s roommate, babysitter, guardian, and friend. The Babe himself later recalled that McNally had for years carried around a fading box score to prove that the infielder had once pinch hit for him back in Boston. When he showed it once too often in New York, Ruth told him, 'Mike, if you show that box score to anyone again I’ll make you eat it.'" On his own merits, the colorful, charismatic McNally is also known for two dramatic World Series plays—scoring a game-winning run in 1916 and stealing home in 1921. His 1924 contract measures 8-1/2 x 11" and agrees to a $5,500 salary. It is signed by McNally ("9"), Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert ("7-8") and A.L. President Ban Johnson ("7-8"). VG condition. Auction LOA from JSA.

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