This cane was commissioned to represent the Bronx's greatest symbol - the New York Yankees. The carver proposed a cane with a worn baseball as the handle, the names of the 26 teams that the Yankees beat in the World Series, and the years in which they beat them. Underneath the handle, the cane was shaped as a baseball bat. The original design was to depict Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle, but this did not fit with the vision that the cane should celebrate the team as a whole.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
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New-York Historical Society
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