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Happy Birthday, Jerry Kenney

Happy Birthday to my Yankee teammate, Jerry Kenney.  I called Jerry “Lobo,” a nickname given to him by Horace Clarke; he was the Yankees regular third baseman from 1969 to 1972.  285 more words

New York Yankees

In a way, Andy Kosco changed my life

I wrote in my book that Andy Kosco looked exactly like Clark Kent in pinstripes.  For ten years, he was an outfielder for the Twins, Brewers, Angels, Reds, Dodgers and Red Sox, and hopefully I won’t don’t sound arrogant when I say this, but I didn’t mind pitching to him.  250 more words

Recollections Of My Baseball Career

Monument Monday: Pedro Ramos

I’m going to try something called Monument Monday, as a weekly tribute to the Pitchers  I knew during my baseball career.

One of the greatest things about being a young ballplayer is that sometimes you get to actually play on a team with some of the guys you followed as a kid.  314 more words

Ralph Houk

Holy Crap, that's Johnny Podres

One more story about that Jake Wood game in Detroit.   The Dodgers traded the great Johnny Podres to the Tigers a few weeks before, and in the top of the seventh he came in to pitch.  121 more words

Recollections Of My Baseball Career

When the Yankees Were on the Fritz: Revisiting the "Horace Clarke Era"

This book is a players inside look at the Horace Clarke Era, a low point in Yankee history when the New York Yankees couldn’t win a pennant despite having one of the best right handed/and left handed pitching combinations in the game of baseball, Mel Stottlemyre and Fritz Peterson. 95 more words

Mickey Mantle

Playing Center Field

(Before I start, let me just add my thought in regard to the tragedy in South Carolina. May all of us remember that violence and hate solve nothing, but forgiveness and compassion cover a multitude of sin. 1,167 more words

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