From time to time, usually on an off day, a Yankee memory from the past will be featured as kind of a change of pace. This one is a re-print of a story written in 2010. Oh, and the lake mentioned in the story was Laurel Lake for you folks from New Jersey.
This memory is of a twelve year old boy who was spending a summer Sunday at a man-made lake in Montvale, New Jersey. This twelve year old never went anywhere without a transistor radio, especially during baseball season. This particular Sunday was absolutely perfect because not only was his family at this gigantic concrete lake (later to become the site of condos) on a beautiful summer’s day, but the Yankees were playing a double header. The day would consist of swimming, sun bathing, barbecued hamburgers and Phil Ruzzuto. Perfection!
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