Goodbye to my "Baseball Buddy!" About two weeks ago, I lost my baseball buddy, Earl Shirkey Jr. I had been visiting Earl at a local nursing home for my church over the past two years. For those who do not recognize his name, Earl was a baseball aficionado, especially for the New York Yankees and the RCBL. He is a Hall of Famer for the RCBL!
When Earl and I would visit he would recall the names like Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and would really energize. The same could be said for his RCBL experience! Early also liked to hold a baseball (which I brought to the visits) and would show me the two and four seamer grips! It was great! Earl was a top notch human being and I was honored to know him! Goodbye my Baseball Buddy!