View Full Version : R.I.P.-- Hank Bauer

02-09-2007, 02:03 PM
Damn do I feel old. Another 50's player.
From the Kansas City Star:
Hank Bauer, a hard-hitting, hard-nosed outfielder for the New York Yankees and former major league manager who made his home in the Kansas City area, died today after a battle with cancer.
He was 84.
Bauer played on nine pennant winners and seven World Series champions with the New York Yankees during 1948 through 1959.

02-09-2007, 02:11 PM
RIP Hank

02-09-2007, 03:27 PM
They talk about Bauer a lot in that book "Minny and The Mick" an outstanding book about the White Sox - Yankees rivalry in the 50s (for anyone who's interested.)

What a total baseball name.

02-09-2007, 05:12 PM
Wow. It's ironic that I just saw his name in the Damn Yankees script. RIP.

02-10-2007, 10:28 AM
Bauer managed the 1966 Orioles team that swept the Dodgers in the World Series.

02-10-2007, 02:45 PM
Bauer managed the 1966 Orioles team that swept the Dodgers in the World Series.

I had forgotten that

nice tribute in the Daily News today

Farewell to Yankee great
http://www.nydailynews.com/images/odot.gifHank Bauer, the rough-hewn, much-decorated ex-Marine who went on to become an integral player on seven Yankee championship teams from 1949-59 and whose record of hitting in 17 consecutive World Series games still stands, died yesterday of lung cancer in Shawnee Mission, Kan. He was 84.

FULL STORY (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/story/496333p-418265c.html)

02-10-2007, 02:55 PM
He was also awarded a couple of Bronze Stars as a Marine in WW2.

02-11-2007, 10:19 AM
Rest In Peace, Hank. This makes me feel old too:(: .

02-11-2007, 04:11 PM
I guess he was a tough old SOB. They don't make too many like him anymore.

With Lew Burdette and Steve Barber also passing last week, it was a tough week for those who remember baseball from the 50s and 60s.