December 9th, 2009 Holiday Auction (#26)
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Bernard Oliver "Benny" Bengough was a major league baseball catcher who played for ten seasons for the New York Yankees and St. Louis Browns. He was born in Niagara Falls, New York. In his playing days, he stood 5'7" tall, weighed 170 pounds (77 kg), and threw and batted right-handed. Benny spent most of his career as a platoon or backup catcher. But he did have the distinction of playing on the original "Bronx Bombers" club, with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, from 1923 to 1930. After retiring as a player, Bengough managed in the New York Yankees minor league organization, and coached in the Major Leagues for the Washington Senators (1940-43), Boston Braves (1945), and Philadelphia Phillies (1946-58). Originally obtained thru Pete Sheehy’s family. In 1929 the Yankees introduced numbers to the back of their jerseys. This rare jersey was a four style. Inside the back collar is the "Spalding" manufacturers tag. Next to this in the collar "Bengough" is embroidered in peach chain link script style stitch directly in the jersey. In the front tail "42" is embroidered in the same style stitch. Across the front is "YANKEES" in navy blue felt. The player number “9” on back has been removed. There is a modified sun collar. The bottom “FAT” strap has been removed. The jersey shows tremendous game-use and besides the changes mentioned above appears to have no alterations of any kind.
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Minimum Bid: $5,000
Price Realized: $10,632
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.
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