Bill Skiff, a former major leaguer, was primarily a longtime scout for the New York Yankees who spent 55 years in organized baseball. Born in 1895, Skiff realized his dream of competing in the majors in 1921 when he played catcher in 16 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates. While his tenure was short lived, he did return five years later to play in six games for the New York Yankees. This lot features a specially designed radio and desk set awarded to Skiff on Saturday, July 23, 1966, at the Yankees 20th Annual Old Timers Day Game. Measuring 16” wide by 10” deep, the beveled desk set shows years of usage by Skiff and his family. The writing implements are obviously missing, lost to time, as are the battery covers at the bottom, overall POOR condition. Also a minor league manager and farm director, Skiff was a scout with the Milwaukee Brewers when he finally retired in 1970. He passed away six years later at the age of 81.