Classic June 2007
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Fred Hutchinson's leadership skills were recognized long before he piloted the Cincinnati Reds to annual success during the early 1960s. The American League's Player Representative at 28, "Hutch" became player-manager in Detroit at the tender age of 32 and helped alter the fortunes of the Bengals. After subsequent success in both St. Louis and Cincinnati, Hutchinson was diagnosed with lung cancer in late 1963. In a display of incredible courage, Hutchinson remained at the helm of the Reds—with full knowledge of his terminal illness—before turning over the reigns in mid-August of '64. Offered here is a signed photograph of the selfless Cincy icon. Measuring 8" x 10", this sepia-toned, team-issued print depicts the former skipper in his Reds home apparel. In blue ballpoint, the portrait likeness is signed ("perfect 10" strength) and inscribed "To Mike - with best wishes." There are a few unobtrusive creases, most of which are confined to the thin white border. LOA from Steve Grad & Zach Rullo/PSA DNA.
Fred Hutchinson Signed Photograph
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