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1945 Cranston Firesafes Game Programs (5) Featuring Yogi Berra ("Cusano") in Lineup

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While stationed in Connecticut in the waning days of WWII, Navy gunner's mate Yogi Berra went against league and military protocol by playing semi-pro ball for the Cranston Firesafes under an assumed name. His nom de guerre? Cusano. Or Cassano. Both spelling variations appear in these 6-1/4 x 10-1/4" programs, all but one of which are scored. VG-EX/EX overall. The following year, Berra suited up for the Yankee affiliate Newark Bears and made his big-league debut as a September call-up.

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