The Scooter. The Yankees
, in a long baseball
career spanning the end of the Gehrig
Era and the prime of Mantle
's. His slight build epitomized the look of the pre-Ripken shortstop
. Went on to an even longer career doing Yankees games on WPIX-TV in NYC
- a sometimes-spacy announcer
so down-home, he was like an electronic uncle; he spoke in his own voice
(a style lampooned by friend and fan Billy Crystal
), not in broadcast-school cadences. He was the "Holy Cow!
" man, for those of us east of the Mississippi.
(under construction, disco)