Lou Piniella Signed Baseball Royals (1969 AL ROY) – COA JSAGo Back
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Lou Piniella is a former professional baseball player and manager. An outfielder, he played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, and New York Yankees. During his playing career, he was named AL Rookie of the Year in 1969 and captured two World Series championships with the Yankees (1977, 1978). Following his playing career, Piniella became a manager for the Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and Chicago Cubs. He won the 1990 World Series championship with the Reds and led the Mariners to four postseason appearances in seven years (including a record 116-win regular season in 2001). He was nicknamed “Sweet Lou”, both for his swing as a major league hitter and, facetiously, to describe his demeanor as a player and manager.
Presented is an OAL (Budig) baseball autographed by Lou Piniella. He signed it on the sweet spot in a blue ballpoint pen (“9”) also inscribed (1969 AL ROY) “1969 American League Rookie of the Year”. The ball itself shows toning from age.
Authentication: JSA Basic Cert & Sticker