Being a major-league prospect at age 16, I was invited to work out with a number of teams at Yankee Stadium. One day in July of 1947, I was told by then St. Louis Browns right-fielder, Jeff Heath, to remove my uniform belt which he then looped and placed around my neck like a leash. He led toward the Yankee dugout.
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The chase was over when I retreated down the dugout steps and into the dark hallway leading to the visitor’s locker room.
Thanks to Mark Weston, Hicksville, NY, that 16 year old kid.