Gene "Stick" Michael is regarded as one of the primary reasons for the Yankees resurgence and dominance in the midlate 1990s. Michael officially took over as GM in 1990, and during this time he built the Yankees farm system and laid the seeds for their dominance in the end of the decade. During Michael's tenure as general manager, the Yankees drafted or signed such notable players as Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, and others. Further, he traded popular prospect Roberto Kelly for Paul O'Neill, whose fiery persona and play would become a cornerstone for the team. This foundation paid off with Yankee championships in 1996, and from 19982000. Gene "Stick" Michael has hand signed this MLB Baseball. A Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity is included.
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