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dickallen15
04-27-2012, 01:00 PM
RIP Moose. You were one of a kind.

GlassSox
04-27-2012, 01:07 PM
RIP Moose, you will be sorely missed. :(:

robertks61
04-27-2012, 01:08 PM
RIP Moose.

October26
04-27-2012, 01:08 PM
I am so sorry to hear about this. :rip:, Moose Skowron.

#1swisher
04-27-2012, 01:09 PM
RIP Moose

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120427&content_id=29779502&vkey=news_cws&c_id=cws

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/bill-moose-skowron-hero-yankees-1958-world-series-team-dead-81-battle-lung-cancer-article-1.1068661

vinny
04-27-2012, 01:09 PM
Aw damn, he was a classic character and more or less made a second career of media appearances. The baseball equivalent to Art Donovan. Gonna miss him.

CHISOXFAN13
04-27-2012, 01:10 PM
A few years ago, I was sitting in the box with Chris Rongey. Moose was in the booth as well and made a comment about the hat I was wearing, which was faded. Five minutes later. Moose returned with a new hat for me. I'll never forget it.

RIP Moose.

Over By There
04-27-2012, 01:13 PM
RIP Moose. :(:

doublem23
04-27-2012, 01:14 PM
RIP, Moose

You made your name as a Yankee, but you were always one of us

SluggerJim
04-27-2012, 01:15 PM
Thank you Moose.

You made my elderly dad laugh endlessly when you would do your radio/TV interviews. Three years ago, when he met you at The Cell before a game, it really made his night.

That, in turn, made for a memory of myself and my father that will last a lifetime.

May you rest in peace.

Noneck
04-27-2012, 01:16 PM
Bill was a heck of a Chicago guy and a great athlete.

kittle42
04-27-2012, 01:17 PM
Aw damn, he was a classic character and more or less made a second career of media appearances. The baseball equivalent to Art Donovan. Gonna miss him.

If only Moose had asked, "How much does 'dat guy weigh?"

Moose was always enjoyable to listen to as a guest in the booth.

asindc
04-27-2012, 01:23 PM
I echo the other comments about enjoying his visits to the broadcast booth. It was like being transported to an earlier time in baseball. RIP, Moose.

kufram
04-27-2012, 01:23 PM
When I was a kid Bill Scowron (his nickname Moose wasn't on his baseball card or the radio yet) was the definition of a first baseman.

palehosepub
04-27-2012, 01:26 PM
Met him numerous times at season ticket holder events, what a character. i loved when he sat in for an inning during the broadcasts. He was a Chicago original.

Soxman24
04-27-2012, 01:27 PM
He will be missed for sure. I like some of the others, will miss hearing his interviews up in the booth.:(:

soxnut1018
04-27-2012, 01:34 PM
The nicest professional athlete I ever had the pleasure to meet. RIP

Thome25
04-27-2012, 01:40 PM
I grew up in Cicero and I'll never forget meeting him as a kid. He owned a bar over by Sportsman's Park and would come to the area schools to talk to the kids.

Great man. He will be missed.

russ99
04-27-2012, 01:45 PM
Man, that's so sad.

What a great guy and a great representative of the White Sox.

RIP Moose, we'll miss ya.

chisoxjtrain
04-27-2012, 01:54 PM
:rip:

Steelrod
04-27-2012, 01:55 PM
Played many years with Moose at fantasy camp. He was one of a kind. I will miss him dearly. Rest in peace Moosey.

Foulke You
04-27-2012, 01:57 PM
I'll miss Moose. Got to meet him a couple times and he was quite the character. Definitely will miss those radio booth visits with Farmer. That was comedy gold.

sachin
04-27-2012, 01:58 PM
I met him at SoxFest and he wasn't really that nice (to put it politely)-- maybe he was just having an off day. Oh well.

RIP Moose. Glad you got a chance to see the Sox win it all! :-)

thomas35forever
04-27-2012, 02:06 PM
RIP Moose. Your stories in the booth will be missed.:(:

Noneck
04-27-2012, 02:14 PM
I grew up in Cicero and I'll never forget meeting him as a kid. He owned a bar over by Sportsman's Park and would come to the area schools to talk to the kids.

Great man. He will be missed.

He was a regular at Hawthorne until he recently got ill. Loved the ponies.

LITTLE NELL
04-27-2012, 02:16 PM
Saw him play many times as a member of the hated Yankees of the 50s and early 60s. Came over to the Sox in 64 and had a real nice year in 65.
A real asset to the White Sox family, RIP Moose.

Dick Allen
04-27-2012, 02:32 PM
I was at Moose's first game as a White Sox. Homered in the LF upper deck. RIP Moose.

dickallen15
04-27-2012, 02:36 PM
Moose also had an endless supply of Mickey Mantle autographed baseballs.

lizard6king6
04-27-2012, 02:43 PM
RIP, what a great player and man!

Rocky Soprano
04-27-2012, 02:49 PM
As many of you have already said, he was one of a kind and will be sorely missed.

Viva Medias B's
04-27-2012, 02:55 PM
Moose was also a Purdue Boilermaker. He is missed.

:rip:
Requiescat in Pace

korhead
04-27-2012, 02:59 PM
Very sad news, indeed.
RIP, Moose


:rip:

Frontman
04-27-2012, 03:10 PM
Hats off to a living legend in White Sox history. He's one of those you thought would be around forever.

RIP Moose. We'll certainly miss you!!!

WhiteSox5187
04-27-2012, 03:38 PM
RIP Moose, you will be missed. I didn't know he was sick.

RedHeadPaleHoser
04-27-2012, 03:40 PM
Met Moose a bunch of times are pre game parties. Always took time to chat, pose for photos, etc. Went to a game a few years ago through my wife's work and had the PGP. Moose came up to my wife and asked what had happened to her (since she walks on crutches). Sat down and talked to her for a good ten minutes. Scolded her because she's a Cub fan but because she was married to me "we'er gonna let dat one go". Needless to say, my wife was impressed.

We will miss you Moose. Good man. :gulp:

Wsoxmike59
04-27-2012, 03:53 PM
I just heard the sad news about Moose passing away. I too was lucky enough to meet him a few times, and he was always a pleasant and cordial guy. He had so many great baseball stories.

I'll never forget the first time I met him was at Lindy's Chili on Archer back in the early 90's. I pointed out a picture of Carlton Fisk I took that the owner had hung on the wall. Moose pointed to the upperdeck and he said to me, "I hit a ball over that roof back in 19??." (I forget the year....but Moose didn't)

He had amazing recall on games he played in. A great guy and great storyteller. He will be sorely missed. R.I.P. Moose and thanks for the autograph!

KnightSox
04-27-2012, 04:06 PM
Goodbye to a fellow Polish Chicagoan, you will be missed.

MarySwiss
04-27-2012, 04:19 PM
I think that one of the greatest tributes to Moose is that, despite the fact that he was part of that Yankees team that drove us Sox fans crazy, he was beloved by the same Sox fans.

RIP, Moose. You will be missed. :(:

Chez
04-27-2012, 04:32 PM
I loved listening to Moose and Farmio laugh it up when he was up in the booth. By all accounts, he had a great life. RIP, Moose.

Lip Man 1
04-27-2012, 04:55 PM
Have both audio and video of Moose when he played for the Sox in the mid 60's. He wasn't the player he was with the Yankees but he was pretty damn good.

Had the chance to meet him when I went back home in July 2010, up in the booth we watched as the Sox were beating the A's and Gio Gonzales.

Very nice guy, told it straight with the bark off and if you didn't like it he could care less.

Our conversation somehow got around to Ron Santo and he let him have it both barrels regarding his campaigning for the Hall of Fame, was biting my lip to keep from laughing out loud.

When we talked Moose was still actually pissed that the Sox missed the pennant by one game in 64, he told me he would have been the first player to play in the World Series three straight years with three different teams. (Yankees in 62, Dodgers in 63, White Sox in 64) Then he just shook his head and said, 'can you imagine we missed it by one game?'

He'll be missed.

Lip

Medford Bobby
04-27-2012, 04:57 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_VFYuAlZ9trY/SwXuKQ5urSI/AAAAAAAAAj0/Bxg2_TiNe04/s1600/1967+Bill+Skowron+(f).jpg"Hey....Moose"!!

SOXSINCE'70
04-27-2012, 04:58 PM
Met him numerous times at season ticket holder events, what a character. i loved when he sat in for an inning during the broadcasts. He was a Chicago original.

I doubt we'll ever see a character like him again. He always made me laugh during the broadcasts. :(: My prayers go out to his family.

SOXSINCE'70
04-27-2012, 05:00 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_VFYuAlZ9trY/SwXuKQ5urSI/AAAAAAAAAj0/Bxg2_TiNe04/s1600/1967+Bill+Skowron+(f).jpg"Hey....Moose"!!

:tiphat:

Lip Man 1
04-27-2012, 05:14 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UOk3nQn2Pns/SBVf-BYZjcI/AAAAAAAABTI/VAVA0EWW-hQ/s400/sc002a28c802.jpg

That's an 'old school' haircut right there...pure "Moose."

Lip

DickAllen72
04-27-2012, 05:24 PM
RIP Moose. You were one of a kind.

Sad news. He truly was one of a kind. I loved Moose and enjoyed whenever he visited either the radio or TV booth during the games. He seemed like a great guy and he will be missed. God bless his family at this time of loss.

Noneck
04-27-2012, 05:32 PM
That's an 'old school' haircut right there...pure "Moose."

Lip

And he stuck with that look. Very cool.

RadioheadRocks
04-27-2012, 05:40 PM
Moose was truly one of a kind and a great White Sox ambassador... RIP big guy!

Crestani
04-27-2012, 05:59 PM
I met "Moose" about four years ago and he sat with my wife and I in a sky box next to the radio broadcast booth. He was very nice,he spent all night talking about the old days and shared many stories of his playing days with the "M's"....He called it his Murders row;
Maris, Mantle and "Moose"..!!

Jacob Nelson Fox
04-27-2012, 06:34 PM
I was just a kid when he played for the Sox, and when he came to bat we'd yell " Mooooooooo-se! :smile:

DickAllen72
04-27-2012, 06:37 PM
I was just a kid when he played for the Sox, and when he came to bat we'd yell " Mooooooooo-se! :smile:
I remember doing the same! :smile:

I'm sad today. I loved Moose Skowron.

tstrike2000
04-27-2012, 06:40 PM
RIP Moose. Loved listening to his stories at Soxfest. He seemed like just a fantastic guy, he will be missed.

HomeFish
04-27-2012, 07:03 PM
:(

SI1020
04-27-2012, 07:21 PM
I am so happy to see Moose get so much respect here. He was everything people said about him and more. Pure old school Chicago and his own man at the same time. Moose was also a local legend in 16 inch softball.

Brian26
04-27-2012, 08:10 PM
If only Moose had asked, "How much does 'dat guy weigh?"

Moose was always enjoyable to listen to as a guest in the booth.

I may be the only guy here who gets this reference. You're on a roll this week with the Gorilla Monsoon "orient" call.

Moose was also a nice guy when I met him. He signed autographs like a gentleman and bitched about the young guys now who don't actually sign their names so you can read them.

soxfanreggie
04-27-2012, 08:33 PM
R.I.P. Moose, you'll be missed!

RCWHITESOX
04-27-2012, 09:34 PM
I as well am said to hear Moose has passed. Guys like Skowron,Suitcase Simpson,Earl Torguson,Smoky Burgess and Herb Score ; players the Sox got at the end of their career will be players I will always remember

Rikirk
04-27-2012, 10:05 PM
Rest well Moose.

:(:

Viva Medias B's
04-27-2012, 11:10 PM
Moose's wake and funeral are as follows:


The wake will be Monday (April 30) at the Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home (http://www.colonialfuneral.com/_mgxroot/page_10780.php?id=1065074), 8025 Golf Road in Niles, from 2 to 9 p.m.
The Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday (May 1) at Queen of All Saints Basillica (http://www.qasbasilica.org/) (6280 North Sauganash Avenue in Chicago) at 10:00 a.m.

Nellie_Fox
04-28-2012, 12:44 AM
One of the more interesting stories I ever heard him tell was how he got the nickname "Moose." It wasn't because he was a big guy. When he was a kid, he got his head shaved down to practically nothing, and the other kids in the neighborhood told him he looked like Mussolini. So, it was shortened to Moose, and it stuck.

VA_GoGoSox
04-28-2012, 01:14 AM
Always enjoyed when he'd sit in the booth and tell stories. The guy always made me laugh. It's a shame he won't be there this year.

Here's to you, Moose.

gobears1987
04-28-2012, 05:56 AM
The baseball world truly lost a great one. :(:

Tragg
04-28-2012, 09:27 AM
Moose makes network TV in his one year on the Dodgers.
I love my Dodgers, Wiiiiiilllllbur

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMNFW3lfdm0

Viva Medias B's
05-01-2012, 10:51 PM
Did anyone attend Moose wake and/or funeral? If so, what can you tell us about that?