Johnny Mize

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Birthdate 1/7/1913
Death Date 6/2/1993
Debut Year 1936
Year of Induction 1981
Teams Cardinals, Giants, Yankees
Position First Base

A veteran of 15 Major League seasons, Johnny Mize was a ten-time All Star and a five-time World Series champion with the Yankees.

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In the collection:

Johnny Mize's 1948 autoball contract

Johnny Mize's 1948 autoball contract

When Johnny Mize signed this contract in 1948 he was in the seventh year of eight consecutive All Star berths, interrupted only by his years in WWII. For years in souvenir stands at MLB stadiums offered baseballs with stamped signatures of the home team. In the collection is a contract signed by Joh
Ralph Houk file copy letter re: 1965 Old Timer's Game

Ralph Houk file copy letter re: 1965 Old Timer's Game

Ralph Houk and Johnny Mize were teammates with the Yankees from 1949-1953. Both were nearing the end of their playing careers with championship New York ball clubs. Some years later Houk became the Yankee skipper and GM. It’s in this capacity that Houk writes Mize to ask if he’ll partici
Johnny Mize accepts invitation to Yankee Old Timer's Game

Johnny Mize accepts invitation to Yankee Old Timer's Game

On his personal letterhead Johnny Mize responds affirmatively to the Old Timer’s Day invitation. The ten-time All Star writes, “Thanks to the Yankees for including me in their annual Old Timer’s Day celebration and I am honored to accept.” Mize goes on to let the Yankees know
Letter from Babe Ruth's daughter concerning her Uncle Johnny Mize

Letter from Babe Ruth's daughter concerning her Uncle Johnny Mize

When Babe Ruth married his second wife Claire, he also married into the Mize family. Claire was the second cousin of Hall of Fame first baseman Johnny Mize. In the collection is a letter from Claire’s biological daughter Julia who was adopted by Ruth. Julie Ruth Stevens thanks the fan for a ph

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