In a record forty World Series appearances, the New York Yankees have emerged victorious about 70% of the time, with twenty-seven championships to their credit. Their greatest postseason shock came off the bat of Bill Mazeroski in 1960, when he hit a Game 7 tie-breaking, 9th inning walk-off home run to clinch the Series for the Pittsburgh Pirates. This was Casey Stengel’s final World Series appearance, as his contract was not renewed at season’s end. During a famous press conference Yankees owner Dan Topping stated the reason being was Casey’s age of 70 and his contract would not have been renewed even if the Yankees won the 1960 WS, to which Stengel replied “I’ll never make the mistake of being 70 again”.
Stengel and the press meet again with this fabulous 1960 Yankees World Series press pin. This handsome 1-1/4” hunk of brass and enamel shows minimal wear to rate as (NM-MT), with a high relief image of the “Old Perfessor” at center of white ball with gold stitching and “World Series, Press” lettering. A blue die-cut crown with “19NY60” completes the design of this baseball treasure, crafted by Balfour as noted by a hallmark on the reverse side, which is fitted with a screw post and fastening wheel.