He is perhaps best known for being the only pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw a perfect game in the World Series on October 8 1956, but this New York Yankees great did do much more, and on Wednesday he stepped onto the mound in heaven.
Yankees fans know him well and love him forever for hitting one of the most iconic home-runs in the history of the franchise to win Game Seven of the American League Championship Series over the rival Boston Red Sox in 2003.
Things were looking good in the bottom of the 5th at Yankee Stadium yesterday. The Yanks were ahead 9-3 against the Minnesota Twins when Toms River's own Todd Frazier hit a foul ball that struck a young fan.
I was in the City over the weekend and stopped into one of the Yankees satellite stores to see if I could pick up a Frazier jersey or even a t-shirt. Not only did they have nothing with a "29" on it, but the guy behind the counter didn't even know who he was!