Showing posts with label 1998 World Series. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1998 World Series. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Archbishop Molloy coach Curran helped prepare New York Yankee Mike Jerzembeck to pitch in the majors

For over 50 years, Jack Curran helped to shape thousands of young men into baseball players that walked through the doors of Archbishop Molloy. During those 50-plus years, he sent countless numbers of players into professional careers other than baseball, but only two made the major leagues. One is current New York Mets outfielder Mike Baxter, the other is former New York Yankees pitcher Mike Jerzembeck.

Mike Jerzembeck
Jerzembeck, a member of the Yankees 1998 World Series Championship team, spoke with me regarding the influence of his high school coach on his development on and off the field through his teenage years.

The article recently appeared in the April 6 edition of the Times-Ledger newspapers in Queens.

"Yankee pitcher praises Coach Curran" - Nicholas Diunte - Times-Ledger Newspapers

Monday, June 27, 2011

Old Timers' Day a series of firsts for Jose Cardenal

The age of 67 is unusually late to make a debut, but for Jose Cardenal, Sunday afternoon was his first appearance at Yankees Old Timers’ Day. Many fans from Cardenal’s playing days might be scratching their heads trying to remember when the speedy outfielder wore the Yankee pinstripes. It wasn’t as a player, but as a coach that Cardenal donned a Yankee uniform.