Tuesday, December 06, 2005

At 80, Terwilliger knows baseball

The minor league manager trotted from his folding chair beside the dugout to the mound to talk to a pitcher who was young enough to be his grandson, and who was having problems getting the ball over the plate.

"Do you know why I'm here, young man?" the manager said. "To tell you this: Babe Ruth is dead! Quit trying to pitch around this guy. So throw strikes!"

Wayne Terwilliger signed his first baseball contract in 1948. He's going back for more next year for another tour of duty with the Fort Worth Cats.
[ny times]

1 comment:

Bill said...

I have a couple of Wayne Terwillinger baseball cards from the old days. Glad to hear he's still in game.