Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tommy Henrich, 96, "Old Reliable" Last Memeber of the 1938 Yankees 1913-2009

According to a report published by the Associated Press former New York Yankee outfielder Tommy Henrich died on Tuesday December 1, 2009 at the age of 96. He was nicknamed "Old Reliable" after a train which ran from Ohio to Alabama by Yankees broadcaster Mel Allen for his knack of getting a hit just when it was needed. Henrich was the last link to the 1938 World Series Team, as well as the last living teammate of Lou Gehrig. Henrich reportedly admitted taking three years off of his age to compensate for having played softball instead of baseball growing up. If this is the case, Henrich was between the ages of 96-99 at the time of his passing.


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