"We didn’t even have showers at the ballpark. We’d go back to my home; I was about 10 blocks from the park. We’d used to just do anything to play the game.”
Vern Rapp, former major league manager with the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds, passed away Thursday December 31, 2015 in Colorado. He was 87.
In this 2008 interview, Rapp candidly discusses his baseball career that started in 1946, his military service during the Korean War, and his managerial stints with the Cardinals and the Reds.