Monday, April 30, 2012

2002 UD Vintage Moose Skowron

I am taking a break in my Brewers thread to pay tribute to Bill "Moose" Skowron.  Moose passed away last Friday of congestive heart failure after a battle with lung cancer. Moose was the son of a Chicago garbage man. He was a two sport star at Purdue when the Yankees drafted him after his sophomore year.  He was a 5 time all star first baseman for the Yankees from 1954-1962. He returned to his home town in 1964. Playing on the south side from 1964-1967. Moose has been a regular at White Sox games, fantasy camps, conventions and other events. He has been given the title of White Sox Ambassador since 1999.  Although his greatest years were in a Yankees uniform he embodies the working class roots of his hometown. He will be missed.

1 comment:

  1. What a sad shock. Sure the man was in his 80's but you never expect news like this. He ALWAYS showed up for Yankees old timers day and unlike most of the real old timers he ALWAYS ran with absolute joy out to the baseball diamond, waving his hat hight over his head to the crowd when his name was announced. He'll be missed by generations of baseball fans, even kids in their 30's like me