Showing posts with label Yankees Old Timers Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yankees Old Timers Day. Show all posts

Monday, April 1, 2013

'Bullet' Bob Turley, 1958 Cy Young winner, passes away at 82

"Bullet" Bob Turley has run out of ammunition. The 1958 Cy Young Award winner passed away Saturday evening from liver cancer in a hospice care center in Atlanta. He was 82.

In retirement, he remained a fan favorite, graciously obliging his fans when he returned for Yankees Old Timers Day.

“I can’t understand some of these players today,” he said. “Nothing ever bothered me, signing autographs, doing interviews. You have all the privacy you want when you get out of the game.”

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Moose Skowron shares how he danced his way to first base

Moose Skowron at 2011 Old Timers Day / N. Diunte
Old Timers' Day for the New York Yankees this year is going to lose a bit of spice with the passing of Bill "Moose" Skowron. The slugging first baseman of four Yankee World Series championship teams died of congestive heart failure in Arlington Heights, Ill. He was 81.

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.

Click here to read the Skowron interview.

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.