My Great Uncle!
Frank J. (Skeeter) Scalzi Born in Laferty,Ohio.
Graduated University of
Alabama, Roomed with Mel Allen, all time great Yankee
formed lifetime friendship with immortal BearBryant.
fiery 5'6'' shortstop, in his second pro season at
middle Atlantic League with . 377 average, amazing 42
doubles,34 HR's and
total bases. Declared free agent by commissioner Landis
mishandling by Cleveland, got only major league chance
hitting .333 in 11
games with l939 N.Y.Giants. After 3 years in navy, began
career that brought him to Portsmouth in l949. Won
pennant therein l950 and
with Norfolk in l954. Cagey maneuvers and flamboyant
style madehim all
tidewater favorite. Headed for top with White Sox
crippling auto crash ended his career.