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The late Gene “Stick” Michael had a modest playing career that spanned from 1966 to 1975 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers. Michael’s last days of a player were with the Boston Red Sox in 1976, but was never used and released in May of that season. Upon retiring as a player, Michael joined the New York Yankees coaching staff, where he especially excelled as a scout. Reggie Jackson gave credit to Michael’s scouting reports that enabled him to belt three home runs against the Dodgers in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series. Michael would serve as manager of the Yankees from 1981-82 and as general manager from 1980-81 and 1991-1995 where he was responsible for the drafting of and signings of players like Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada that formed the famed “Core Four” group that led the Yankees to four World Series titles in five seasons.

One of those four seasons in which the Yankees won the World Series was 1999 and this is an actual Yankees championship Commissioner's trophy presented to Gene Michael, which was awarded to the former Yankee player, coach, manager and general manager following the 1999 Fall Classic. The oversized prize is set upon a 7 ¼ -inch diameter base, which contains a gold band reading, "WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS – NEW YORK YANKEES 1999 GENE MICHAEL." This trophy contains a gold-colored band, has a gold-colored baseball at its base and a crown at the top. The front of the display includes original press pins of the two World Series teams (Yankees & Braves). Surrounding the base are 30 gold-colored flags representing the names of each Major League team. Left to right these flags begin with Anaheim and finish with Arizona on the right. This amazing piece of hardware weighs approximately 20 pounds and measures 12 inches tall at its peak. This is an amazing trophy and is good condition. This comes with a LOA from the family of the late Gene “Stick” Michael.

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Minimum Bid: $2,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $26,400.00
Number Bids: 24
Auction closed on Sunday, July 19, 2020.
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