This week’s guest article is from former All-Star and 20 game winner Fritz Peterson.
After the self-coached Bubba Watson won the Masters tournament earlier
this month, Peterson reflected on his own experiences with coaching
during his major league career.
I had the opportunity to interview Skowron in 2009 via telephone from his home regarding how he broke in with the Yankees. The link below contains some of the stories Skowron shared about coming up through the Yankees minor league system and how he came to play first base.
stood in front of an eager group of preschoolers ready to talk about
the tenets of his baseball career. Little did he know that the most
challenging question was going to come from his four-year-old daughter
“She raised her hand and I had no idea what was coming,” Abbott said
at a recent book signing in New York City. “She said, ‘Dad, do you like
your little hand?’ That question took me back. I didn’t quite know what
to say. We never called it my little hand at home. My whole life, I
never thought about liking it.”
After a short pause to further consider her inquiry, Abbott reflected
on what he learned from his deformed hand. “I looked at her and said,
‘You know what honey, I do. I like my little hand. I haven’t always
liked it and it hasn’t always been easy, but you know what, my little
hand has taught me important lessons that life’s not easy and it’s not
Abbott was at the Upper West Side location of the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in early April to promote his autobiography, Imperfect: An Improbable Life (Ballantine, 2012) which he co-authored with former Los Angeles Times writer Tim Brown
Edgardo Alfonzo was on hand Tuesday afternoon at Citibank in Manhattan, appearing as part of the outreach efforts of the New York Mets Alumni Association presented by Citi. Alfonzo beamed with pride while greeting the crowd of more than 200 people that came to visit the beloved infielder.
Edgardo Alfonzo, the All-Star infielder for the New York Mets from 1995-2001, will be appearing as part of the New York Mets Alumni Association presented by Citi at the Citibank branch at 1155 Avenue of the Americas (between 44th and 45th streets) on Tuesday, April 10th from 12:00 to 1:30 pm.
The verstaile infielder played flawless defense at third base, second base and shortstop during his tenure with the Mets, earning a feature on the September 6th, 1999 cover of Sports Illustrated alongside teammates John Olerud, Rey Ordonez, and Robin Ventura with the title of, The Best Infield Ever. Alfonzo won a silver slugger award in 1999 and was named to the National League All-Star team in 2000.