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Michaels07
08-18-01, 07:41 PM
Who was his roomate on the road?

MLBfan
08-19-01, 01:34 AM
In a 1942 tryout with the hometown St. Louis Cardinals, he refused general manager Branch Rickey's offer of $250 to sign. He was insulted he didn't get the same $500 offer given to Garagiola, so he signed with the Yankees a year later.
Joining the Yankees in the waning weeks of the '46 season, he hit a home run against the Philadelphia A's in his very first game.
In 1947 he hit the 1st pinch hit HR in a world series.

His roomate is a guess, Bobby Brown

What was his rookie number in 1947?

Michaels07
08-19-01, 07:41 AM
Bobby Brown was Yogi`s roomate with the Newark Bears.
Yogi had known Rizzutto in the Navy and when he came to the Yankees he asked to room with Phil.This lasted for several years.
Yogi hated to sleep,he also hated to be alone .Yogi liked to talk and hated for Rizzutto to turn off the lights.If Rizzuto was asleep when Yogi came in ,he would turn on the lights

Jimbo
08-19-01, 09:35 AM
Ahhh The Yogster...10 World Series rings!...Nuff Said.

MLBfan
08-19-01, 08:04 PM
Michaels07,

It sounds like Yogi was a 'light' sleeper.

Any guess on his number in '47?

SanFrANSKY
08-19-01, 11:29 PM
Originally posted by MLBfan
It sounds like Yogi was a 'light' sleeper.

Any guess on his number in '47?

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