- Category : Sports-Baseball
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Separation 1
American hard-working, intense, competitive and, at one time, best all-around catcher in the American League
He played baseball from the time that he was a kid, and was offered scores of college and university scholarships when he graduated from high school. He eventually chose Kent State, but dropped out in June 1968 to join the New York club for spring training.
His first full year with the club was the 1970 season, the year in which he won the Rookie of the Year award. In 1976, he also was the captain of the New York Yankees and their sparkplug in winning the 1976 pennant. The year prior he had been chosen, for his great ability, to be the American League catcher in the All-Star Game.
He married his childhood sweetheart on 9/21/1968 and had three kids.
O August 2, 1979 he died in a crash of his own private jet while trying to land at Akron-Canton Airport in Ohio. According to one news report, the crash occurred at 4:02 PM in Canton, OH.