Another Yankee great, Gil McDougald, has passed away.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
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The "from out of nowhere" blurb wasn't a joke. I found some great quotes from Stengel about his first impressions of McDougald. Basically, the Old Perfessor said he hit like a girl. McDougald fooled them all, however, and not only won the RoY, but outplayed fellow rookies Mantle and Mays.
2010 has really been a year filled with loss.
Ten years. Eight pennants and Five World Series. Four all-star teams. Made second famous play in Larsen's perfect game (check out MLB obit). Came into game 7 of the 1960 series as pinch runner, inserted at third, moving Boyer to short. On the field when Maz hit the homer. Then he quit.
Of special note, he came up through the Yankee system, winning the Rookie of the Year Award in 1951, the year The Mick broke in. Over the next 11 years, three others would win it-Bob Grim, Tpny Kubek, and Tom Tresh. Then there was Munson. And, you will probably not remember Dave Righetti (1981). But since then, only one-Jeter, Derek Jeter.
A-Rod made it into the CP today. I was going t write Jete,
And Herb Score. How could I forget Herb Score. Saw it on TV. Someone will probably tell me that it wasn't on, but I think I did see it. We had a DuMont. Maybe I saw the replay
And he was doubled off first base following the Amoros catch in game 7 of the 1955 World Series. Damn.
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