This Rawlings Official Major League Baseball showcases a hand signature from New York Yankees Superstar, Gleyber Torres. Torres used a blue ball point pen to autograph the sweet spot of this baseball.
This baseball has been laser engraved to commemorative Torres’ 2018 rookie season. The engraving reads “Gleyber Torres #25 New York Yankees MLB Debut April 22, 2018 Rookie All-Star Season .274 AVG 24 HR 77 RBI”. This baseball is a limited edition of only 25, and you will receive the exact item pictured, which is premium number 25 of 25.
Torres made his MLB debut on April 22, 2018, against the Toronto Blue Jays. On May 4, Torres hit his first career home run off Josh Tomlin. At 21 years old, Torres was the youngest Yankee to homer since John Ellis in 1969. Torres was named American League Rookie of the Month for May. He posted a slash line of .317/.374/.659 scoring 13 runs, 26 hits, nine home runs and 24 RBIs. After starting the season batting .294 with 15 home runs and 42 RBIs, Torres was selected to the 2018 All-Star Game, his first All-Star appearance. On September 29th, Torres hit the Yankees 265th home run of 2018 surpassing the 1997 Seattle Mariners for most home runs in a single season. In addition, it was the 20th home run in the 9th spot of the order making the Yankees the first team in history to have 20 home runs from every batting spot in the lineup. He would finish the season batting .274 with 24 home runs and 77 RBI.
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