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My Great Uncle!

Frank J. (Skeeter) Scalzi Born in Laferty,Ohio. Graduated University of Alabama, Roomed with Mel Allen, all time great Yankee Broadcaster, and formed lifetime friendship with immortal BearBryant. The fiery 5'6'' shortstop, in his second pro season at Springfield,Ohio, led middle Atlantic League with . 377 average, amazing 42 doubles,34 HR's and 355 total bases. Declared free agent by commissioner Landis afterl939 contract mishandling by Cleveland, got only major league chance hitting .333 in 11 games with l939 N.Y.Giants. After 3 years in navy, began 14 yearmanaging career that brought him to Portsmouth in l949. Won pennant therein l950 and with Norfolk in l954. Cagey maneuvers and flamboyant style madehim all time tidewater favorite. Headed for top with White Sox Chain(1956-60) when crippling auto crash ended his career.

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