In honor of my NY Yankees making it back to the World Series this year I decided to put up a bit of family Yankee history. This photo of my father (right)and the Yankee Clipper, Joe Dimaggio (my father's idol) was taken at a place called Nicky Blair's Carnival in NYC the summer of 1946. The pic was in our family ever since, and 50 years later in 1996 I took my father to a baseball memorabilia signing at Trump's Atlantic City casino to see Dimaggio and get the photo signed. After paying the $175 fee we stood in line while Joe signed the same crap over and over again; cards, ball, bats, etc. My father handed hin the photo, still in the official nightclub folder. Dimaggio looked at the photo intently for a few seconds, then at my father and said "Is this you?" My father nodded and Dimaggio looked back at the pic and replied "Boy! We were young, huh?" and called my father around the table (something that was NOT done) to take a photo with him and the picture. We ended up with a picture of my father and Joe Dimaggio holding a picture of my father and Joe Dimaggio taken 50 years earlier! Great day all around!
BTW, that's not a small dog, that's my father's wolf paw in the pic! lol Happy Halloween also, I guess!