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1952 New York Yankees World Champions Pocket Watch

Lot Number 495

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The Yanks' fourth of their unparalleled five straight championships came in a 7-game triumph over the Dodgers as young Mickey Mantle launched his first World Series home run. This presentation timepiece by Wittnauer measures 1-3/8" diameter and is engraved "WORLD CHAMPIONS / P.C. [Parke Carroll]" around an attractive raised Yankees logo. NM, appears fully operable. Accompanied by a 2016 LOA from Joel A. Carroll III, who writes, "My uncle on my father's side, Parke Carroll, was long time member of the NY Yankees organization in their minor league franchises. When the Yankees won the 1952 World Series, he was a front office executive with the Kansas City Blues, a Yankee farm club, and was given the commemorative silver pocket watch by Yankee ownership...Before moving into baseball management my uncle was a sports writer for a Kansas City newspaper. When Arnold Johnson bought the Philadelphia Athletics and moved them to Kansas City in 1955 he brought my uncle on-board as a vice president. In the late 50s he became their general manager. Parke died in 1961. He and my aunt did not have any children. Shortly after Parke died, my aunt, Clover Carroll, gave me the pocket watch and it has been in my possession ever since."

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