Saturday, October 1, 2011

Eddie Bockman, scout that signed Larry Bowa and four year MLB veteran, dies at 91

On the eve of the opening game of the ALDS playoffs, Yankee fans had a moment to pause. Another one to wear the pinstripes left their ranks. Joseph “Eddie” Bockman, a rookie third baseman with 1946 Yankees, passed away Thursday at his home in Millbrae, Calif. He was 91.

Click here to read the entire article where Bockman discusses his playing career with the Yankees, Indians and Pirates, which includes him being on the Indians when Larry Doby broke the American League color line. Bockman also talks about his most prized recruit, Larry Bowa.



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