Mickey Vernon


Exhibits vending machine postcard featuring Mickey Vernon of the Washington Senators.

First baseman James “Mickey” Vernon played Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators (1939-1948, 1950-1955), Cleveland Indians (1949-195, 1958), Boston Red Sox (1956-1957) Milwaukee Braves (1959) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1960). In 1944-1945, Vernon served in the United States Navy during the Second World War.

A seven-time All-Star, Vernon had a lifetime .286 batting average with 2,495 hits, 172 home runs and 1,3111 runs batted in. He twice led the American League in batting (1946, 1953). In 1960 he won a World Series title with the Pirates as a coach, having played in nine games during the regular season.

Vernon was the inaugural Manager of the second Washington Senators franchise, an expansion team established in 1961, where he compiled a 135-227 record in three seasons.

Date Made: 1947-19481939-1948

Referenced: Washington SenatorsVernon, MickeyMaker: Exhibit Supply Company

Web Subject: SportsName Of Sport: BaseballLevel Of Sport: Professional


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2000.3001.020Nonaccession Number: 2000.3001Catalog Number: 2000.3001.020

Object Name: postcard, baseballcard, baseball

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 8.89 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-9206-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1424468

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