I've got an autographed baseball from this player. An associate of my father sold his house when the Braves moved from Milwaukee to Atlanta and he got it for me.
June 12, 1952—only a local sportswriter showed up at the Eau Claire airport to greet a newly signed eighteen-year-old shortstop from Alabama toting a cardboard suitcase. "I was scared as hell," said ______ _____, recalling his arrival as the new recruit on the city's Class C minor league baseball team.
Any guesses yet?