Amid a disruptive transition, the 1930 New York Yankees still managed to pace the American League in runs (1,062, home runs (152) and team batting average (.309), securing their fifth of 39 successive winning seasons in doing so. Still, as Bob Shawkey filled the gap between legendary skippers Huggins and McCarthy, the Bombers could fare no better than third, looking up at the champion Athletics. This Reach OAL Barnard Baseball (VG-EX) includes (22) signatures of average ("3-4") potency. Includes: Sweet Spot: Ruth (d.1948; "4-5"); North Panel: Combs, Pipgras, Lary; South Panel: unidentified, Pennock (d.1948), McEvoy (d.1953), unidentified, Bengough (d.1968), Koenig; West Panel: Cooke, Gehrig (d.1942), unidentified, Lazzeri (d.1946), Zachary (d.1969), Reese and East Panel: unidentified, Durst, Dickey, unidentified, Sherid. Full photo LOA from JSA.
Note: "Babe Ruth" written on North Panel is in an unknown hand.