April 28, 2012

Yankees Great Moose Skowron Dies: Former New York Yankees great Moose Skowron, who won four World Series titles with that team and another with the Los Angeles Dodgers, died Friday of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. He was 81. Skowron was one of only two players to hit three home runs in World Series Game 7s. "Moose will always be remembered as being one of the key members of the Yankees' dynasties in the 50's and early 60's," Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said.

posted by rcade to baseball at 03:53 PM - 2 comments

Another Yankee that I 'hated' when I was a kid is gone. Somehow, I don't remember the reasons for hating him, maybe there were none and maybe it was just the pinstripes, I only remember that he was a feared hitter.


posted by Howard_T at 04:24 PM on April 28, 2012

In an era before guys did the kind of weight training they do today, to me, Skowron was one of those guys who typified natural, god given brawn. Or raw boned athleticism, whatever you want to call it. Like Kluszewski.

RIP, Mr. tough Chicagoan.

posted by beaverboard at 04:45 PM on April 28, 2012

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