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RIP Bill "Moose" Skowron

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Sad day for baseball. Not too many guys better than The
    Moose as a person.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120427&content_id=29776340&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
     
  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Good guy.

    First time I met him, I got his autograph, and was disappointment he signed it Bill, and not Moose.

    Arranged a flight home for him once when he was in New York for Old Timer's Day, and his wife got sick. He was very appreciative.

    RIP.
     
  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I remember hearing Moose awhile back when he appeared on the NPR show "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me." He was a scream.

    The one line I remember was when he brought up the Yankees' "Three Ms -- Mickey, Maris and Moose. We might have had a few cocktails but not no steroids, that's for darn sure."

    We'll miss ya, Moose.
     
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Regular guy of regular guys . . . when he was hanging with Zimmer -- twin haircuts.
     
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

  6. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

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  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Times obit:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/28/sports/baseball/bill-skowron-slugger-who-helped-yankees-win-7-pennants-dies-at-81.html?_r=1&hpw

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  8. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Moose's wife's name was Cookie. Perfect.
     
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Skowron Had a Knack for Making Memories

     
  10. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

  11. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    That was Kramer. He had to claim the inside of the plate against Joe Pepitone.
     
  12. sportbook

    sportbook Member

    I am reading a really interesting memoir by Bobby Richardson that is releasing this fall. He had some great stories but one that I found most interesting is that when he was in the minors he took off over a week DURING THE SEASON to drive home and get married. The Yankees were also the last team of those playing at the time because the traveling secretary was afraid to fly.
     
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