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THE YANKEES ARE STILL THE TEAM TO BEAT
Robert Creamer
August 23, 1954
If they win, it will be six straight pennants, six straight World Series. If they fail, the team that beats them will always be known as the team that stopped the unstoppable Yanks
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August 23, 1954

The Yankees Are Still The Team To Beat

If they win, it will be six straight pennants, six straight World Series. If they fail, the team that beats them will always be known as the team that stopped the unstoppable Yanks

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Ed was the top hurler in the A.L. last year chalking up the best Earned Run and Won-Lost Averages! His tantalizing curves and pin-point control permitted the fewest walks and least defeats. When Ed beat the Dodgers in the '53 Series it was his 4th win in 7 Fall Classic Games. Ed had a 21-9 record in 1951.

INSIDE BASEBALL

Ed wanted to be a Yank 1st sacker in '36?but they had Gehrig!

So he tried out and was signed by a Dodger farm. He then became a pitcher.

12 years later he was a Yankee?one of their star chuckers! Ed's won 97 games for them since '48.

MICKEY CHARLES MANTLE
OUTFIELD
NEW YORK YANKEES

Height: 5:11
Weight: 185
Throws: Right
Bats: Left-Right
Born: Spavinaw, Okla., Oct. 20, 1931

A backhanded compliment came Mickey's way after the 1953 season. He hit .295, had 92 R.B.I.s and 24 home runs, yet critics said he'd had a poor season! Only the best have "poor seasons" like that. Mickey is lightning fast, a good fielder and probably the most powerful switch hitter ever to play in the major leagues.

TOPPS 83
JOSEPH EDWARD COLLINS
first base NEW YORK YANKEES

Height: 6'
Weight: 185
Bats Left
Throws Left
Home: Union, New Jersey
Born: December 3, 1922

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