New York Yankees Legend Moose Skowron dead at 81
We would like to wish our most sincere condolences to the family of New York Yankees legend Moose Skowron, who died of congestive heart failure earlier today. He was 81.
Skowron helped the New York Yankees win four titles in the 1950s and 1960s. He was a five-time World Series champion and one of only two players to hit three home runs in Game 7s.
Skowron played for the Yankees from 1954-62, then won a fifth title with Los Angeles in the first season after he was dealt to the Dodgers for Stan Williams. He hit .282 in 14 major league seasons with 211 home runs and 888 RBIs.
He was beloved by Yankees fans for his clutch performances in three World Series Game 7s. He hit a seventh-inning grand slam off Roger Craig in a 9-0 win over Brooklyn in 1956, and a three-run homer against Lew Burdette in the eighth inning of a 6-2 win over Milwaukee in 1958.
Moose also spent time with the Washington Senators (1964), the White Sox (1964-67) and the California Angels (1967). He was an All-Star from 1957-61 he was also picked one final time in 1965.
Moose will always be remembered as being one of the key members of the Yankees’ dynasties in the 50′s and early 60′s, rest in peace Moose.