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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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Yogi was always a top notch slugger. But teaching made him a 1st string catcher.

He learned to control his pegs and in 1950 and 1951 he led the AL catchers in assists.

ROBERT HENRY CERV
OUTFIELD
NEW YORK YANKEES

Height: 6:00
Weight: 205
Throws: Right
Bats: Right
Born: Weston, Neb., May 5, 1926

A great minor league hitter, Bob has yet to hit his stride in the majors. He hopped from the University of Nebraska campus to Kansas City in 1950 and hit .304. In 1951 he hit .344, with 22 doubles, 21 triples, and 28 home runs. He came up to the Yankees in 1951 and spent part of the 1952 and 1953 seasons with them.

TOPPS 101

Height: 5'9"
Weight: 175
Bats Left
Throws Right
Home: Fairlawn, New Jersey
Born: August 16, 1922

After leading the A.L. Flychasers in Fielding 52, Gene repeated his '51 performance last season by tying for top Fielding Honors. He also led the Yankee regulars with the highest Batting Average, hitting over .300 for the second straight year. Before coming to New York in '49 Gene won 4 Batting Crowns in his Minor League career.

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