Don Mattingly Coaster


Don Mattingly Coaster

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Fun Facts About Don Mattingly

  1. Don Mattingly is a true baseball icon; having played 14 seasons with New York Yankees where he combined his talent and hard work to become the all-time leader in hits, doubles and total bases for nine seasons (1981-1989).
  2. He was born on April 20th 1961 in Evansville, Indiana before being signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 1979.
  3. He went on to make his debut 3 years later on June 8th 1982 and quickly established himself as one of the best players in the game through 1985 when he won AL MVP award after posting .324 batting average, 35 homers and 145 RBIs.
  4. His impressive streak continued into 1986 season when he showed further signs of dominance leading AL in batting (.352), hits (238) and doubles (53); this ultimately led him to be named AL MVP runner up that year but leading him to six consecutive All Star appearances from 1984–1989 as well as two Gold Glove awards in 1987/88.
  5. In 1987 Mattingly became second Yankee’s player ever to hit four home runs in single game against Seattle Mariners while also setting career high with 6 RBIs in what still stands today as one of all time great single player performances.
  6. Despite all this success – which included three playoff appearances over the course of his career – he never managed to lead team deep into postseason however come 1995 season which saw him famously retire at 34 due to chronic back injures which had plagued him for few years prior; a heartbreaking departure for both player and fans alike who had grown rather fond of “Donnie Baseball” during his brilliant decade-long run with club.
  7. After retirement from playing, Mattingly pursued managing making coaching appearances with Cincinnati Reds as hitting coach before eventually becoming Yankees full time manager for 2011 season; a somewhat fitting end to his illustrious career which ultimately saw him inducted into Baseball Hall Of Fame alongside St Louis Cardinals’ outfielder Ozzie Smith on July 24th 2017 breaking a 4 year drought from Cooperstown since last entering its hallowed gates on July 22nd 2013 alongside legendary Braves pitcher Greg Maddux & novelist/filmmaker Tom Glavine

Coasters are an ideal home décor accent, crafted with attention to detail and quality. Each coaster boasts an authentic card hand-mounted onto the high-quality ceramic tile measuring 4.25 x4.25 inches in size and 0.25 inches thick. With careful selection of each card by Jake and Dean, the beauty and character is sure to impress! The tiles are then sealed with a bio-based resin for unbeatable protection, while the natural cork backing gives it that finished touch and makes it easy to showcase anywhere.


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