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August 04, 2006

R.I.P Elden Auker

When he was a rookie, Auker whiffed Babe Ruth on four pitches. So, there's a Yankees tie-in for this post.

I was sorry to hear of Auker's passing today. He was a very sharp man and had an extremely full life.

If you've never read "Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms: A Lifetime of Memories from Striking Out the Babe to Teeing It Up With the President," I highly recommend it. You'll become an Auker fan after reading it. I know that I did when I read it.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at August 4, 2006 11:28 PM


Saw Gary Sheffield's house today... he lives 10 minutes outside the city in NJ in a town called closter.. nice house and apparently he is friendly to people living in the town... i heard that derek jeter's parents also live 10 minutes outside the city.... do you know the town?

Posted by: Jay D [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 5, 2006 01:20 AM

Pretty sure that I once went to a coporate X-mas party in that town once.

Lots of rich people live in the general area of that part on NJ - it's close to the GWB too.

Patrick Ewing, Eddie Murphy, guys like that.

Posted by: Steve Lombardi [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 5, 2006 09:07 AM