Carl Erskine, Brooklyn Dodgers great and last of the ‘Boys of Summer,’ RIP

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Am Yisrael Chai
Carl Erskine, who pitched two no-hitters as a mainstay on the Brooklyn Dodgers and was a 20-game winner in 1953 when he struck out a then-record 14 in the World Series, died Tuesday. He was 97.

Erksine died at Community Hospital Anderson in Anderson, Indiana, according to Michele Hockwalt, the hospital’s marketing and communication manager.

Among the last survivors from the celebrated Brooklyn teams of the 1950s, Erskine spent his entire major league career with the Dodgers from 1948-59, helping them win five National League pennants.
I remember my Dad taking me to Ebbets field in the 50's and saw him play along with Jackie Robinson and other greats . Back then Brooklyn still had trolleys, also back then most players didn't earn much and worked regular jobs in the off season in Brooklyn warehouses.