First edition of this ???important contribution??? to the understanding of the workings of a ball player???s mind,??? signed on the verso of the last page by 23 championship Yankees.Among the signatures are Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Tommy Henrich, Joe Page and Yogi Berra. Foreword by Yankees manager Bucky Harris, who was fired the following year, after falling just a game short of winning the pennant. Each anecdotal biography is accompanied by a sketch of the player by Boston Post political cartoonist, Dinty Dugan.The 1947 World Series pitted the New York Yankees against the cross-town Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in seven games, garnering their 11th championship in team history. This ???little gem of a book??? (Marty Appel) is a collection of player biographies by Milton Gross, baseball reporter for the New York Post, who was ???one of the first to portray the human aspect of athletes??? [and to show] empathy with black athletes??? (Sam Goldaper). The 1947 Series was the first to involve a black player, Jackie Robinson. Text fine, considerable edge-wear to original paper-covered boards. Some wear to extremities of dust jacket with a two-inch closed tear to back panel. A very good copy, multiply signed.This book is made available by Bauman Rare Books. Bauman has been one of the country???s leading sources of rare books and historical documents for the past 40 years. This item has been carefully and authoritatively researched, and is fully guaranteed.Only one available.Ships in 3 ??? 5 days.