Don Mattingly is a retired New York Yankees first baseman who now serves as the manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Known as the “Hit Man” and “Donnie Baseball”, his entire 14 year career was spent playing for New York from 1982 until 1995. Throughout his illustrious MLB career, Don Mattingly not only established himself as a New York Yankees legend, but also a baseball icon of the ages.
As a six-time MLB All-Star, 1985 AL MVP, 1984 AL Batting Champion, and 1985 AL RBI champion, Mattingly recorded a career that will forever remain in MLB history. He was also a nine time Gold Glove Award winner and a three time Silver Slugger Award recipient during his career. Mattingly retired with an incredible .307 batting average, 222 home runs, and 1,099 runs batted in. He also has managed 495 games, with a win-loss record of 266-229, and currently looks to lead the Dodgers back to the World Series, making him a true icon of the sport. Due to his presence in the MLB, Don Mattingly autographed baseballs are a must-have for any baseball fan or sports collection. Also considering his stature within the league, a Don Mattingly signed baseball will constantly acquire value over the years.
It’s no surprise that Don Mattingly autographed photos and baseballs are in such high demand even though he hasn’t played in the league in nearly 20 years. Any Don Mattingly signed memorabilia would be perfect for Yankees or Dodgers fans alike, but don’t forget to shop the full selection for all of your favorite players, such as Reggie Jackson.