Friday, April 27, 2012
RIP.... A Chicago Legend...Moose Skowron dies at age 81
Bill “Moose” Skowron, who grew up in Chicago, attended Purdue on a football scholarship and then became a baseball star with the White Sox and Yankees, has died at age 81.
Skowron, who has worked in White Sox community relations the last few years, died Thursday night of congestive heart failure after winning a battle over lung cancer.
Showron’s fame came mostly as a first baseman on the Yankee teams of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. He played three seasons for the White Sox starting in 1964.
In 1965, he was selected to one of his eight All-Star teams. He also appeared on eight World Series teams, five of them champions.
Skowron, a graduate of Weber High School, batted .282 with 211 home runs during a 14-year career.
Funeral arrangements are pending.