Friday, April 27, 2012

Bill Skowron, R.I.P.

I'd shower those Yankees with boos
but not the Chicago boy, Moose
Bill Skowron was tough
Inside, a cream puff
There's some folks you just hate to lose

Norm Knott

Bill “Moose” Skowron, 1930-2012. Skowron was a four-time All-Star first baseman who helped the New Yankees win four World Series titles in the 1950s and 1960s. From the Chicago Daily Herald: Skowron was a major league infielder for the White Sox, Dodgers, Yankees, and others from 1954-1967. Born in Chicago, Skowron is said to have earned his nickname in childhood as his grandfather claimed his haircut looked like a dictator- Mussolini, shortened to "Moose". Skowron in recent years was a member of the Chicago White Sox organization.

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