Yogi Berra: I was a lousy catcher ’til they got Bill Dickey there. Dickey worked me hard. And, I liked it, though, what he did for me. I owe everything to Bill Dickey, I really do. He made me a good catcher. How to block balls. I try to do that to some of the kids today. They’ve got their own style, some today, you know. And, now everybody tells me, “Boy, you’re so short.” I say, “Well, I make a good target. I don’t have to bend down so far. I’m in the strike zone all the time.” But Dickey, he really worked me, boy. Worked me to death, and I loved him for it. And, then it came easy. It came easy for me. Like a lot of people, I try to tell them, I know they take that crow hop now, you know, when they throw to second base, but I don’t. But see, I go into a ball. I can let you swing a bat, and I go across home plate, you won’t hit me.
COOPERSTOWN, NY—Ensuring that a treasured piece of the game’s history will be forever preserved for future generations of fans, representatives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame confirmed Friday that retired third baseman Alex Rodriguez recently donated $25 million of his earnings to be displayed inside a glass case in their museum. “With this exciting new acquisition, visitors will able to see for their own eyes some of the many millions of dollars Alex Rodriguez earned by playing the game of baseball,” said museum director Jeff Idelson, adding that the authentic cashed game checks will be displayed inside a protective glass case within the museum’s Baseball Timeline Wing beside an interactive screen that lets guests compare the size of Rodriguez’s salary to their own. “The exhibit will feature the $1,000,000 bonus from his rookie contract, as well as at least $50,000 from every year of his 22-season career. When people visit the Hall of Fame, they’ll be able to see what it was really like to make so much money playing baseball.” Idelson added that the Hall of Fame is also seeking to acquire some of the $80,000 Babe Ruth made in 1930.
The National Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to announce our partnership with Logan's Promise Charites. Logan Brown a Reitz HS sophomore tragically lost his life to a drunk driver last march. Logan's Promise Charites have established a scholarship fund in his memory as well setting up many programs for designated drivers. A 20ft by 20ft Section of the HOF Fan Walk will be known as Logan's Square all bricks and granites purchased in Logan's Square will help fund the scholarship fund. Order forms are now online at /LAWSYTT plans are to dedicate this section of the Fan Walk in June of 2016. Logan's father Charles Brown played on the Evansville Outlaws 1998 USBC World Series Championship team