This charming little antecdote about Montclair’s favorite major leaguer comes to us via an interview with Ty Cline in The State.
He recalls his first at-bat at Yankee Stadium, leading off for the Indians.
√¢‚Ç¨≈ìWhitey Ford was pitching, Yogi Berra was catching and I was scared to death,√¢‚Ç¨¬ù he says. √¢‚Ç¨≈ìYogi was full of conversation, asking where I was from and everything. Then, on every pitch, I felt something hitting my shoes; (Berra) was tossing pebbles.
√¢‚Ç¨≈ìI got back to the bench and they told me to ignore (Berra). I went up the second time and didn√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t answer him. He said, √¢‚Ç¨ÀúThey told you not to talk to me, didn√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t they?√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢√¢‚Ç¨¬ù