From the Back Cover
"I threw 10,000 sliders as hard as I could and never had a sore arm. I swung at three curves from Al Jackson, and that was my career."
--Dooley Womack on the injury that eventually ended his pitching career
"Houk was amazing. I hit about nine homers in spring training of 1963, and the writers were asking Ralph how he thought I might do for the season. He said, `Joe ought to hit about .270 or .280, with maybe 27 or 28 homers, drive in 90 or so.' I ended the season hitting .271 with 27 homers and 89 RBIs."
--Joe Pepitone reflecting on Ralph Houk's almost preternatural baseball insights
"The sale of the Yankees to CBS hurt. Many scouts left. The Yankees used to sign the best of all the players, until the draft began. Then they only got one shot for a really prime prospect, and they didn't have the scouts to draft well. They got complacent, didn't change with the times."
About the Author
Roy White is a former MLB outfielder and coach for the New York Yankees. He was an American League All-Star in 1969 and 1970, and he played on the World Series winners of 1977 and 1978. He often participates in Yankees fantasy camps in Florida and in the annual golf tournament for the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center. He splits his time between Florida and New Jersey. Darrell Berger is a former column writer for Baseball Hobby News and book reviewer. He is a tour guide at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center and is a founding member of the Elysian Fields chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.