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October 11, 2013
I knew Moose from our days in Chicago where I played softball against him. I also knew him in NY city when my company (Colgate) sponsered the pregame show with Red Barber. Moose invited me into the locker room to meet Johnny Blanchard the 3rd catcher. Johnny autographed a National league baseball for my two sons. Moose was always a favorite Yankee of mine. I also played basketball with his uncle John Skowron at Forman High School in Chicago. Jack Blanchard
January 14, 2013
Just saw this on a face book page. My dad Joseph C. Skowron had Moose come to St. Adalbert's Holy Name Mens Club, East St.Louis,IL many years ago, probably in the 50's. My dad wrote to him sometime in 2008 he was very proud of Moose. My deepest sympathy.
November 12, 2012
I'm so sorry about the loss of Bill "Moose" Skowron. Years ago Moose had invited me and my husband to his restaurant so he could sign photos I have of him and my Dad at Yankee Stadium. I regret that I never made the trip and to meet him in person. I wish I knew why my Dad was at the stadium and standing next to Moose and Mantle. I never had the chance to ask my Dad.
My prayers go out to the Skowron family. May he R I P
July 02, 2012
I am so proud and sad at the same time while reading all of these heartfelt emotional words about our father and husband--He was so special to so many people and left so many memories behind when he passed...He loved life and He loved people..thank-you for all of your blessings and prayers---The Skowron Family--
June 05, 2012
Cookie... My condolences to you and your family. The first and only time I spoke to Moose, he was friendly, kind, warm, funny and so interesting. His presence on this earth will never be forgotten. RIP!
May 10, 2012
tom mcconnell in the late fifties I played baseball in high school in Oklahoma: first bsse. Of course,I was Moose or Mooseheart. I felt good to be called by that name.
May 07, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family
May 06, 2012
Dear Skowran Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Skowran was a friend of my dad, Bill Ivory, and I remember Lynette as well. His was the first World Series ring I every saw! He was such a gentle man as well as a gentleman. Please know that you are in my prayers.
May 05, 2012
Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. Alice Guckian Queen , Melanie @ Jeff Wheaton - Fentress , Texas 78622
May 05, 2012
May the God of comfort give you strength to endure in this difficult time.
May 04, 2012
Today, I opened my weekly copy of Sports Illustrated to learn of the passing of Bill Skowron. One of my earliest fond recollections was attending a Yankees-Tigers game in old Briggs Stadium in Detroit in 1957. I was wearing a Yankees uniform which my father had bought me. Our seats were near the Yankees bullpen. On that day Bill was standing in the bullpen with a few Yankee relief pitchers; he noticed me in my uniform, smiled, pointed up to me and let his teammates know they had a Yankees fan to support them. It was a moment that I've treasured all these years and have nostalgically recalled when my own sons wore the uniform as small children. Thank you for the memories, Bill. (Toronto, Canada)
May 03, 2012
R.I.P
May 03, 2012
To the Skowron family-i just learned of Moose's passing today. He was my Godfather, something I was always proud to tell people. I last talked to him when my Mom and Dad, Stan and Norma Standinger, passed away last year. The last he spoke to them both on the phone was at their 65th wedding anniversary in 2008. I am saddened by his passing but I have many fond memories of him. I have pictures as a little girl wearing dresses he bought me. A friend from Austin MN told me he remembers sitting in Harry Smith's shoe store in Austin, talking with Moose, Harry, and my Dad. I will inform my family back in Austin that Moose has passed as he was a special part of our family. Our condo lenses to you all, and all of Moose's buddies. He certainly was a legend, and an all around great guy, as is evident by the following here. God bless, Lori (Standinger) Bartee, Chesapeake, VA. Flygirlnc2000@yahoo.com
May 02, 2012
I 1st met Moose when I was 5 years old in about 1951. He came to Austin, Mn to work for Hormel meat packing and play baseball for the Austin Packers with older stars like Joe Raso. Working for my dad (Bob Kasak) at Hormel meant he followed dad to our house every night after work – he loved mother Irene's Bohemian cooking (and insisted on doing the dishes after eating). Probably ate 6 meals a week with us for 6 or 7 years every Fall & Winter, for back then, it was necessary for pro-players to have a winter job ‘cause they weren't compensated like today's players. So after each baseball season Bill found his way back to Austin & Hormel. He gave me my 1st baseball glove, and taught me a love for the game. He taught that young lad something even more special, how to be a gentleman. For that's what Bill was before he was a ball player. Always the greatest guy from which a young impressionable kid could learn. Thanks Bill for that memorable decade of the 1950s, the baseball glove and thanks for the 1956 Yankee team autograph ball.
May 02, 2012
My wife, daughter and I met Moose on several occasions at SoxFest and other season ticketholder functions. He was always kind and generous with his time. A wonderful man and a Chicago Legend. He will be missed.
May 02, 2012
i am yankees fan & watch the old timer's game. see those players who still alive. memories we have when we loose our love ones & one day we meet them in heaven. God bless you all this time of ur sorrow.
May 02, 2012
Mr. Skowron was my grandmothers neighbor in Chicago and Florida, his family always made us feel welcome in their home. He will be missed and our thoughts are with his family.
May 02, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Moose was a true gentleman who we were proud to know.
May 01, 2012
AS a child, I remember Moose visiting my Dad's Chevrolet dealership in Camden, NY in the fall when the new models were introduced to the public. I will be 60 this fall, and I still have a picture of Moose with my First Grade Class. He certainly left a lifelong impression with those that he met. I'm very sorry for your loss.
May 01, 2012
MOOSE SKOWRON, HOW FITTING "SAFE AT HOME PLATE"
CAN'T ASK FOR MORE THAN THAT. A FAN, REGINA GRAMZA
May 01, 2012
Moose was a baseball legend in the Cragin Park area where he grew up and througout the baseball world. More importantly, he was a kind man who made everyone he met feel welcome. God bless him and his family.
May 01, 2012
Bill visited many schools in the 1980's to talk about bicycle safety to the children. I introduced this truly caring man to the kids and saw how he held their attention. I'm sure he saved a few lives by his presentations. God Bless you Bill for your concern for others. Retired Police Lt. Harry Blesy
May 01, 2012
To the family, all are saddened by your loss. The joy he brought to all lovers of the game is endless. He certainly made my youth better by his style, class and being. R.I.P. Moose!
April 30, 2012
RIP Moose. Remember first time I met you at SoxFest 2009. Always had good stories to tell...coming from someone who was nineteen at the time.
April 30, 2012
Thanks for the memories Moose..even in all the old timers games...knowing Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris makes you a very Special person,

RIP

FJA....NJ
April 30, 2012
One of my favorite Yankees, sadly, is now with his team mates. Please accept my deep condolences. Bill's great character was evident on and off the field. He will be missed.
April 30, 2012
RIP my friend. Thanks for your frienship and good times.
April 30, 2012
Are condolences to the Skowron family on the passing of Moose. Floyd,Alan,Richard.
April 30, 2012
As a long time Yankee fan, I am saddened to hear the news of Mr. Skowron's passing. What a great ball player! Sincere condolences to his family and blessings on their homes in this time of sadness.
April 30, 2012
I'm sorry for your loss.May you find comfort in the God of peace.
April 30, 2012
He broke my heart endlessly when the Yankees always beat the Red Sox in the 50's; yet still he was a fine player and a part of my boyhood that brings a smile to my face.
May he join the rest of those boys in that Iowa cornfield at the "Field of Dreams" where they play the game forever in the peace of their youth.
Thanks Moose.
April 30, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
April 30, 2012
Although sad to learn that Moose is gone, I have good memories of him and other great Yankees. While attending Jr. High School in St. Petersburg, FL., I often skipped school to sneak downtown to watch the Yankees during Spring training. I'll never forget all the great players and how nice they were about signing autographs, which I have to this day. Moose was one of my favorite players.
April 30, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the Skowron family on the loss of Moose. What a wonderful man he was and am sure that Wimpy was there to greet him. Old friends reunited in eternal life. Moose will be missed by many....God bless you all during this difficult time in your lives.
Gina Dawson (Wimpy's daughter)
April 30, 2012
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE SKOWRON FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU.
April 30, 2012
Rest in peace~
Our thoughts to
the Skowron Family
April 30, 2012
MY CONDOLENCES TO THE SKOWRON FAMILY. I HAD THE CHANCE TO MEET MR. SKOWRON A WHERE I WAS WORKING AND WHEN THAT BIG FRAME CAME THROUGH THE DOOR, I YELLED HEY MOOSE, HE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID, YOU REMEMBER ME WITH A BIG SMILE, THATS MY MEMORY OF MR. SKOWRON. REST IN PEACE " MOOSE "
April 30, 2012
my condolences to you and family on loss of moose always looked forward to seeing him at weber h.s golf outings he will be missed God Bless Rob Weel Class of 1976
April 30, 2012
Along with many of the other alum's from St. Stan's and Weber High, I send my thoughts and prayers to the Skowron family. I had the honor of meeting Moose very briefly, what a class act he was...and as we all know "Weber Men are Gentlemen"
Jim Campagna
April 30, 2012
Moose was a kind and generous man and will be remembered by many. He had the big hands and frame of a championship athlete and he always had the pride of a top slugger long after he retired. It was great to meet him and be part of his life. He was a connection to a great bygone era of baseball. My kindest sympathies to the Skowron family.
April 30, 2012
Moose was a very nice man. He had the big build and the heart of the major league slugger he was long after he retired. He was a connection to a bygone great era of baseball that will long be remembered. He was a kind and generous man who will be remembered by the many people his life touched. My kindest sympathies to the Skowron family.
April 30, 2012
What a great loss. I moved to the area and met Moose, what a wonderful person. I will treasure this meeting. We talked about the many things and found out he and my dad had were related. May MOOSE rest in peace. Phyllis Skowron
April 30, 2012
Thanks Moose for all the memories.

Your 2nd baseman, 2011 Fantasy Camp

Don Gabouer
April 30, 2012
I met Moose a few times with a "good Friend" in the resturant he owned. His Yankee stories were always great,I told him I bet if he played for the Sox during those years he would of tipped the scale for them and would of meant more Series for this City. He was and should be remembered as a total All-Star and great competitor. He was all Chicago........
April 30, 2012
R.I.P Moose!!!!
April 30, 2012
Hi my name is crystal Smith and I am Bob Lobianco's step daughter.. We were good friends with Clete Boyer my step fateher use to have phone calls with Moose so I send my regards to his family and you guys will be in our prayers.. All the Yankies who are gone are now together in heaven living it up.

Crystal Smith
April 30, 2012
As a young child back in 1968 my father brought me to a Yankee old timers game. After the two inning old timer game the former players would watch the game from the stadium. We had box seats about 8 rows up from the visitors dugout. Two gentleman came and sat down next to me and my father. My father asked me if I knew who they were. It was Moose and Gil McDougal. I had a crew cut and I remember Moose rubbing my head and admiring my haircut. He said, "Nice haircut kid". I will always remember that.
April 30, 2012
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
April 30, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 30, 2012
I remember Bill when he played for our Chicago White Sox. What a great player he was! He was also such a great representative for our team.

To Bill "Moose" Skowron's loved ones,
May your sweet memories be your consolation.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
You have my deepest sympathy.
April 30, 2012
REST IN PEACE MOOSE!!!!!
April 30, 2012
To the family members of MOOSE SKOWRON I send my heartfelt condolences in the death of their beloved family member. During these difficult times I hope you draw comfort from the GOD of comfort. ISAIAH.61,1,2

sincerely,
Ms Carruth
April 30, 2012
April 30, 2012
A great man proud of his hearitage.
April 29, 2012
As a banking rep I enjoyed the conversations with Moose and Cookie. He never failed to put a smile on my face. My sincere sympathy to the family for the passing of a true sportsman.
April 29, 2012
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
April 29, 2012
I was saddened to hear the passing of wonderful man both on the field and off. My prayers for Moose and his family. May he enjoy his reunion with Mickey, Billy and The Duke!
April 29, 2012
One of the greatest Yankees in history. Batting behind the Mick, any other team, he's the TOP DOG. He was one of my favorite Yankees, and am proud of the fact that I have only 2 signed baseballs, one of them is with his signature, and his #14 on it. Godspeed, Moose. A Class act if there ever was one!
April 29, 2012
To one of the nicest New York Yankees ever....Moose we'll miss you. Rest in peace.
April 29, 2012
Played against you while with the Baltimore Orioles. Sincere sympathy to the family.
George Zuverink
April 29, 2012
M-O-O-S-E !!!!!!!! He was my idol growing up since I played first base in Little League and I also wore no. 14. Got to see him in some old-timers games in Atlanta and still can hear the " Moose " being called by the fans when he came up to bat., Gary Lemon, Stockbridge, Ga.
April 29, 2012
Growing up in Cragin...on Long Avenue...and going to Weber...you were an inspiration to me and to many a Weber athlete. A great ballplayer, a great man, and a true gentleman. Rest in peace, Moose!
April 29, 2012
Moose you dont know me i have seen you around the ballpark since the sox hired you . We have talked 1000 times ! I am sure its not gonna be the same. I hated all NY teams and players ,but someone took time to talk to me and that person is you . Moose you touched my life like no other ballplayer. THANKS MOOSE I respect and admired you for it .
April 29, 2012
Lynette, We (Rhonda and Tony) would like to give our condolences to you and your family. You can reach us at 847-428-8+479 or email us at randt1988@gmail.com. Our home address is 607 Washington Street, West Dundee; 60118
April 29, 2012
Our sentiments
to
a all time
Sports Icon
~MOOSE~
In side Tribute
of rememberance'
Our condolences
To the
SKOWRON family
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April 29, 2012
My Deepest sympathy goes out to you dear Cookie. God Bless you and your family.
April 29, 2012
RIP
April 29, 2012

Another great Yankee hero is gone. He was a professional in all areas of the game. He will be missed.
April 29, 2012
One of the Greatest to play with my favorite team, The Yankees. RIP
April 29, 2012
My cousin Cary Czarnecki (the eldest cousin of the Slezak family who knew Moose from our year's on Long Ave. in Cragin) sent this wonderful email to my family about Moose that I wanted to share.

"In my estimation, Moose was one of the most thoughtful and "classy" individuals a person could ever expect to meet. For example, on the first night of my father's (John Czarnecki's) wake, he was one of the first people to arrive so that he could offer his condolences to my mother (Irene). He was also an altar boy at the weddings of both Uncle Chester and Aunt Sophie and my father and mother at St. Stanislaus Bishop + Martyr. Moose's dad, "Pops" Skowron, managed many of the young "Cragin" ballplayers, including our Uncle Chester (Gumpy) and my father... a great man ---Moose."

In later years, I would have the good fortune to meet Moose at functions and would approach Moose abd simply mention my mother Alice, the youngest Slezak girl, and boom, Moose would pull me aside and go right down the list to ask how everyone in our famiy was doing? He would talk about the impact my uncle's had on him, which of course was extremely humbling coming from one of the most humble and sincere people I have ever met.

God Bless You Moose.

Time to go with the pitch and knock in another HUGE run upstairs!
April 29, 2012
Moose, thanks for the memories with my favorite team, Yankees!!! RIP
April 29, 2012
To The Family of Moose Skowron:
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. God bless.
April 29, 2012
still remember a homer bill 'moose' skowron tomahawked into the rf bleachers after attending his fathers funeral-yankees announcer mel allen said "'moose' hit that one for his daddy!!how about that!!"saw him many times at the stadium with my best friend john.
April 29, 2012
My Deepest sympathy to the Skrown Family.
My brother was a classmate of Moose. Anyone going to /Weber high School
knew of Bill and we all wished him well in his greatness. May he and his family find peace . Rita Gramza Kawula
April 29, 2012
Weber High School's finest.
May he rest for eternity in the Lord's peace.

Bob Ras
last President, Weber High School
April 29, 2012
Another member of the great array of great ballplayers from the '50s has departed. Loved the Moose..great clutch hitter with awesome power to right center and straight away center in that cavernous old Yankee Stadium. A great Yankee and a greater teammate. Ask Mickey..RIP Moose..
April 29, 2012
The Skowron family: Moose was my inspiration to play first base . I played 5 years of High School Varsity baseball - all at first base . Thank you Moose ..
Joe Seeley, Greensboro , N.C.
April 29, 2012
Lynette, Cookie and family,
My brother and I still remember meeting "Moose" at Campanelli Elementary school in Schaumburg, when Lynette and I were in class together, my brother still has the framed autographed baseball card! What a wonderful day that was, and what a wonderful man he is! I lost my Dad, four years ago, I know how much it hurts. My thoughts, prayers, and hugs go out to you Lynette and your family!
May God bless you all, and give you comfort and strength!
April 29, 2012
From St. Stanislaus B. & M. to the New York Yankees -- Weber High School's best. Moose was a prodigious slugger, one of the finest clutch hitters in World Series history. Above all, he was a man of the people who never forgot his Chicago Northwest Side roots.
May he rest for eternity in the Lord's peace.

Bob Ras
last president
Weber High School
April 29, 2012
My deepest sympathies to Bill's family. I remember meeting him a few times when he played for the Chicago White Sox, as he was a cousin to my father, Peter Tyrcha. It was such a thrill to talk to a real baseball player! I bragged the next days at school because I met Moose Skowron! He was simply awesome.
April 29, 2012
Sympathy & kindest regards to Skowron family &, Moose's many friends & all who share special memories. God bless 1 & all. I noticed regards from Eli Grba. Those days were so very special. Take care.
April 29, 2012
Cookie, My prayers and sympathy to you and your family. May God grant you comfort in the days to come.
Florence (Horvath) Owens
Your '51 "Jo" Classmate
April 29, 2012
It is 1963 in old Crosley Field in Cicinatti. I was 11 years old and my first game to see in person. Drysdale is pitching that evening and Moose did not start. I was extremely unhappy Moose did not start. I was a Yankee fan and wanted to seem him play. It is the top of the 7th and Moose was standing at the edge of the dugout and I was half way up behind the 1st base dugout. I stood up and hollered "MOOSE SKOWRON IS THE BEST 1ST baseman in baseball". Somehow he heard me and found me and motioned me down. I asked my father if it was ok and he said - G0. I took my twin brother and we got his autograph in the middle of the game. The highlight of our young lives. Moose knew this would be something we would never forget and he was right.

GOD BLESS HIS SOUL!
April 29, 2012
Moose, my sister nick named me after you at a sox game. I had the pleasure of meeting you at midway airport mid '90's.
We talked for an hour or so. I have had the name MOOSE for 45 years now. You are a gentle Giant.Rest in peace my fellow Moose.
April 29, 2012
Saw Moose at my first White Sox game in 1964. Reunited with him at Hawthorne Race track courtesy of E.J. Mullins Co.. What a gentleman. Nothing pretentious about 'The Moose'.
April 29, 2012
RIP Moose
April 29, 2012
To the family of Moose Skowron:
A real favorite of the Bushey family from Mahopac, NY. What great players and ex-
citing to watch.
Dolly Bushey & family.
April 29, 2012
To Greg and family, Very sorry for your loss. He was a great ball player and real gentleman. I remember you from college and your dad from the card shows, God bless.
April 29, 2012
Cookie, Lynnette,
Please accept on behalf of the Kenah family our DEEPEST condolences. I met Moose(Uncle Bill) when I was 4-5 years old. Some of my best memories are sitting with Moose and my Uncle Art Kenah and my dad and other assorted neighborhood dignitaries listening to all their stories about the old days. Also, when they opened the bar in Cicero, all the great times we had with Moose helping me behind the bar or even waiting tables all the while telling stories and teasing me for the enjoyment of all who came. All the trips to the Maris and Mantle golf outings with his "Chicago" guys in the motor home are memories I will never forget. He truly was a wonderful man. I truly did learn a lot from Moose growing up. God rest him and may the Holy Spirit comfort you all. Matt Kenah
April 29, 2012
Moose, I'll bet Stan is happy to see you. You will be missed by so many her on eath. Thanks for all the years of your liffe.
April 29, 2012
Moose, thanks for the memories. God bless
April 29, 2012
Thanks for the great memories and tell the Mick hey up there in heaven. Prayers for the family.
April 29, 2012
It sounds as though he was one of the great ones and lived a long life beloved by everyone. Rest in peace that you have earned, good and faithful servant. God bless you and your family.
April 29, 2012
Deepest condolences to the Skowron family...Moose was a lot of fun to be around and will be missed by all the people who had the good fortune of having him touch their life......RIP MOOSE, your in my thoughts and prayers
April 29, 2012
Moose was one of my favorite players along with Roger and Mickey. I had the honor of meeting him a couple of times. Seeing him and my other heroes at the Yankees Old Timers Games was always a treat! God rest his soul.
April 29, 2012
may you rest in peace.and joined your former team mates in a baseball game made in heaven.condolences to your family.
April 29, 2012
Had Moose come to his former minor league city(Binghamton, NY)1992 to sign autographs at my Sports Card store, What a great man. Made me feel like a close friend. A sad day for all baseball sport fans.
April 29, 2012
I grew up in Jersey, and as a Yanks fan, saw Moose play many, many times. My Dad had a season box at Yankee Stadium, so I was lucky to have seen many of the Yankee greats play in person; including Moose. He was a solid player, and anchored some great infield combos including Scooter, Bobby Richardson, Billy Martin, Andy Carey, and others.

I'm sure Moose is enjoying playing with the great Yankees in heaven....thanks for so many great Yankee memories.....

RIP Moose...
April 29, 2012
A great man and great fan of baseball. I heard him speak a number of times and he was always very funny. Chicago and Catholics will miss him. Juan Ombez, Naperville
April 29, 2012
I was born and raised in the Bronx in the 50's and 60's , and went to high school ( Cardinal Hayes ) just a few blocks from Yankee Stadium , and can't express deeply enough what a positive influence being a Yankee fan was for myself , my family and my friends ... thanks , Moose , for all of the great memories . GO YANKEES !!!
April 28, 2012
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
April 29, 2012
"Heaven gets another N.Y. Yankee to add to the "Eternal Yankee " Team !
April 28, 2012
always one of my favorite yankees.
April 28, 2012
I'm emailing from Canada. Twenty-five years ago I contacted Bill with an autograph request and was happy to receive a reply a short time later. Fans like myself who followed the game during baseball's greatest era, the 50's and 60's will never forget Bill Skowron. Bill was definitely one of my Basebal Card Heroes..
April 28, 2012
I wish to express my condolences to the family. Alegend is gone. He was one of the best Ynakees ever.
April 28, 2012
I grew up a Yankees fan and still am!! Of course I loved the Moose era. Great times and great baseball.
April 28, 2012
Cookie & Family,

A GREAT PERSON DIED AND WILL BE MISSED!!!!!
I would be at the funeral however
we are still in Fla. for the winter......
Ed Dykla
Boyton Beach, Fla.
{Barrington, Ill}
April 28, 2012
Moose your were my favorite on the Yankees in those years. You brought great joy to Yankee fan back in the day. To your family my prayers are with them. Say hello to Mick, Roger and Mel Allen for me for you were all in my daily thoughts as a child.
April 28, 2012
Moose signed a baseball for my Mom, she was so proud of the ball, My family lived in Cragin, Moose would visut my Uncle;s Tavern, when in town.
April 28, 2012
With all the great ball players of the past in Heaven, I doubt that Moose is overly intersted in "resting" in peace. I belive he is much more interested PLAYING BALL!
April 28, 2012
I grew up in NY in the 50's and 60's as a Yankees fan and loved Moose and his dedication to the game. He was as great a model for the Yankee spirit of excellence as anyone who has worn the pinstripes. To Moose's family I extend my heartfelt sympathies for your loss.
April 28, 2012
I have fond memories of Moose. He was a friend to many & my family was proud to know him.
Betty (Kenah) Murdock.
April 28, 2012
Whitey on the mound; Eight at the plate; Mr. Moose (14) at first; One at second and ten at short; Gil at third; Hank then Roger in right; Mickey in the middle and Enos in left; and Casey deep in the dugout! Champions all!!

I share your loss--and love of Bill Skowron. --Jim Pierce, Amelia Island, Florida.














Whitey on the mound; 8 at the plate; Mr. Moose 14 on first; One at second and ten at short; Six at third;
April 28, 2012
So sorry for your loss. I hope his life's wonderful memories bring you joy and comfort.
April 28, 2012
My condolences to the Skowron Family.I
became friends with Moose working at Itasca C.C. He always took time to talk to the Members and Staff. He will be missed by all
April 28, 2012
RIP Moose ! Enjoyed watching your baseball career. You were great ,an a real roll model to many of us back then. Thanks for the memories.
April 28, 2012
WITH CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY AND MAY YOU FIND PEACE IN THE WORD OF GOD.1PETER 3:5
April 28, 2012
Although I'm not a Yankee fan I certainly am a baseball fan. I fondly remember Moose Skowron as a great player. I was saddened to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family
April 28, 2012
Never a Yankee fan;but certainly a Moose fan.
Great memories.....
April 28, 2012
Growing up in the 50's and 60"s it was a real treat to watch the Yankees every week end Moose was a big park of those winning ways and to watch ! R.I.P Moose and thanks for the memories !
April 28, 2012
Dear Cookie and proud children:

When I returned home from Arizona last night and read what had happened, I was so sad. What a GREAT HUMAN BEING and GREAT YANKEE!!
I will always remember Moose fondly for his story telling and his willingness to listen to a crazy young yankee fan who lived in his Chicago neighborhood:playing baseball with me and his son greg at Steinmetz field and letting me babysit for the new "baby" girl of the family! Those were great memories..almost 40 years ago! Moose ALWAYS found time to say hi and encourage me when we crossed paths! MY family sends you all our heartfelt prayers! Sincerely, Coach Frank Mattucci
April 28, 2012
"Move over Hank you're room mate is back"
Because of my friendship with Moose and Carl Rhyan I was able to be part of many Mantle and Marist outings as well as tremendous memories and laughs. A true gentleman and family man.
April 28, 2012
My condolences are for Moose Skowron family and friends during this sad time. May the God of all comfort be with you all at this bereaved time.
April 28, 2012
I remember Mr. Skowron coming to Cleveland Municipal Stadium when I was a kid and worshipping my heroes of those great Yankee teams of the 50's and 60's. We all used to wait at the Yankees team bus just hoping for an autograph or two and Mr. was only a handful of Yankees that would stop, talk to the kids and give them an autograph before boarding. How I was in amazement of this gentle giant and what a great player he was for those Yankee teams. God bless and keep you Mr. Skowron and may His angels surround you. Robert Barile.... Strongsville, Ohio
April 28, 2012
To the Skowron Family:

I was honored and privileged to have met Moose at a banquet for my friend and Moose's old coach at Purdue, Hank Stram. He was friendly and kind and shared much of his time telling some of the funniest stories one could hear. The fact he was so giving of his time, stood out to me. He couldn't have been nicer.

He accomplished many things in his lifetime, most which will be remembered on the field. However, I'll choose to remember Moose as one of the best quality people to ever walk the face of the earth.

My condolences to your family and may you cherish the many fond memories you have of Moose.

Dave Mann
April 28, 2012
Please accept our deepest condolences. .May the GOD of all comfort, comfort your family in this time of grief. Atlanta, GA.
April 28, 2012
I am so sorry for your lost. May you and your family rely on God in this time if grief.
April 28, 2012
Condolences from Peter & Joy. We are from Cragin...grew up Sox fans...hated
Yankees...loved the Moose...Rest in Peace, dear man.
April 28, 2012
We were privilged to have known Moose Skrowon through our Uncle Al Gannon. He was very down to earh and was always willing to give of his time. He will be missed.
Anne, Mary & Sheila Crowley
April 28, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Skowron family. I remember many conversations with Ed & Dorothy about Moose and his baseball career.

Bonnie Lynd
April 28, 2012
Moose brings great memories. Played 16" slow pitch in the late 40's. Moose hit the Rockola Bldg. at Kells field, Chicago & Kedzie.
He was a great athlete, and a regular nice guy.
Nick V.
April 28, 2012
Mooooooose will be missed.
April 28, 2012
I'm proud to say I saw you play back in the 60's. RIP
April 28, 2012
Please accept our deepest condolences.May the GOD of all comfort,comfort your family in this time of need. Atlanta ,Ga
April 28, 2012
I thorougly enjoyed watching Moose and Yankee's win all those World Series. Moose was one of the Yankee's greatest ball players. God rest his soul.
April 28, 2012
i first met moose in 1985 when he was a salesman for harlen check printers. he would stop by the bank and we would sit and talk about everything except buying checks. the chairman of the bank was also a weber graduate and we had a number of customers who were weber alumni and if they saw moose in the bank, it was a weber alumni talkfest. ah,the stories he would tell about some of his teammates. gone but not forgotten.
April 28, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. May all the special memories of Moose help ease your grief. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. I just know Moose is up in heaven dong the Polka with my mom and dad. GOD BLESS~~we were your next door neighbors in Norridge, IL. Love, cinD (Littledale) and John Davidson ~~ Daniel and Johnny xo
April 28, 2012
One of the greats heroes of my childhood. This Cubs fan always rooted for Chicago's Moose. RIP
April 28, 2012
Moose gave me a baseball signed by all the Yankees and I mean all the Yankee's back in 1961. I still have it. Bill's Mom; Helen and my Mom worked together at Zenith Radio. Moose also got us tickets to Sox games when he played for the Sox making sure he and Gary Peters wave to us from the pitching mound.Some great thrills for me as a young boy. Ran into Moose 6 years ago discuss all of the above had a great laugh.
What a guy!!!
April 28, 2012
Steve, my condolences to you and your family. Enjoyed seeing your dad at all the baseball card shows and old timer's day events. Loved and will cherish his great stories.
April 28, 2012
I had the pleasure of meeting Moose at Arlington Park Race Track when I was working as a jockey's agent. He noticed that I had a Yankees hat on and said "hey kid, nice hat", as I walked by. I got to know him that racing season and loved when he would come to the track in the mornings and hang out with us and tell stories. He was a great storyteller. I will never forget the experience of meeting him. Great guy - rest in peace Moose.
April 28, 2012
miss ya moose ! they walk you yer budy !
April 28, 2012
As a Brooklyn fan I feared "Moose" more than the "Mick" or any of the big name Yanks. "Moose's" consistency and ability to perform in the clutch created havoc for his opponents and their fans. He let his bat and glove do the talking.

RIP "Moose"
April 28, 2012
I met Moose in the late nineties at call me moose restaurant. some friends of mine had met Moose at Roger Maris golf tournament. We could listen to his stories for hours. What a nice person. Moose RIP From the Monmouth IL boys.
April 28, 2012
My condolences to the Skowron family. Moose was a friend of my dad Marvin who since passed this year. He shared all the great stories and memories of Mooses life. My dad said, he told it like it was.Saw Moose with Bill Melton at the last White Sox game last year and took a picture with them.He was a great guy.He will be missed.
April 28, 2012
May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of grief, may all Moose' memories stay close to your heart! Psalms 46:1 Joanna
April 28, 2012
unforseen circumstances befalls us, according to the scriptures,may the God of tender mercy be wiith your family,and bring you comfort.
April 28, 2012
you where a great person. iloved going 2 your fantasy camp in floida. moose rest in pease.loved you.nick cifonie.
April 28, 2012
You were one of my heroes growing up. Rest in Peace.
April 28, 2012
MAY GOD REST HIS SOUL IN PEACE.
April 28, 2012
Moose Skowron one greatest ballplayers their ever was. I loved watching him play. They don't make them like this guy anymore. God bless you and family. Playball. Moose your up next.
April 28, 2012
Few knew what an excellent swimmer he was. Even for a Moose..
April 28, 2012
A great ballplayer on great Yankee teams
April 28, 2012
Moose signed autographs regularly at "American Shops" in the 50's.I was a teenage employee. Although a star, he always had time. His true greatness was his kindness and humility.His example has always been remembered.
GOD bless you Moose rest in peace.
April 28, 2012
Growing up in Jersey in the 50's & 60's, Moose was as recognizable as Wille, Mickey and The Duke. My sympathy to the Skowron family
April 28, 2012
My brother and I loved this guy and used to pretend we were the 1961 Yanks when we played ball as kids. He became an indelible part of our childhood. Rest in Peace, Moose, you gave us a hero to look up to.
April 28, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to let me hold one of your World SeriesRings. You were late for another appointment and you still took the time to stop and share a memeory from it. Thanks Again Moose, going to miss seeing you and the old timers sitting together holding court at Comiskey. May God bless your soul and take care of your family.
April 28, 2012
A wonderful man who i loved talking to,i nicknamed my son Mickey "Moose"....my heart goes out to your family.He was always kind to me and shared many stories.Our deepest condolences,The Haggerty, Family Oak Lawn,Illinois.
April 28, 2012
So many great memories when he came to play with the sox and his days with the yankees. Really thought he was a kids player, thats why we all liked him so much.
April 28, 2012
Moose, I remember how proud my Grandpa Joe was when you finally came to play for the Sox. He said a "Good Polish Kid from the Northside, and a Yankee kegend to boot.. Thats what the Sox need!!" Take care Moose, we will all miss you.
April 28, 2012
What a great player and an all-around class guy. I member whenever he would hit a home run in clutch situations, Mel Allen, the Yankee announcer, would scream, "The Moose is loose!"
April 28, 2012
Moose was my first and still my only sports hero growing up in New Jersey in the 60's. When my son graduated medical school in 2000 we tracked him down at his retaraunt. He sat with us for 2 hours and signed all my Moose baseball cards. When we left I took his coffee mug which still sits on my bookshelf today. That day I was 50 but felt like a teenager. Now I'm 62 and feel like a hundred with this sad news. Rest in peace Moose. You were loved
April 28, 2012
Moose was my first and still my only sports hero growing up in New Jersey in the 60's. When my son graduated medical school in 2000 we tracked him down at his retaraunt. He sat with us for 2 hours and signed all my Moose baseball cards. When we left I took his coffee mug which still sits on my bookshelf today. That day I was 50 but felt like a teenager. Now I'm 62 and feel like a hundred with this sad news. Rest in peace Moose. You were loved
April 28, 2012
I grew up watching Moose bang that ball to right at the Stadium and often think of those boys back then. I think of them as ballplayers who played for the love of the game and not necessarlly gobs of cash. Slowly but surely, MY Boys of Summer are fading away. Mantle, Maris, Boyer, Howard, Stafford,Blanchard...all heros of mine. And now Moose has left us! A sad day! For me and the New York Yankees.
April 28, 2012
I remember being sick (or so I told my parents) so I could stay home from first and second grade to watch the Yankees and Braves in the '57 and '58 World Series on TV, which were then played during the day. I can still hear Mel Allen's voice calling the game and talking about Moose's great achievements. R.I.P. Moose, you gave much joy to so many in your time here. Thank you and may your family take comfort in the great pleasures you gave to so many. May God bless you all.
April 28, 2012
I still remember watching him play at 1st. base and standing in the batters box in --he was something 'else'.
My sympathies to his family.
May Moose rest in God's eternal peace.
Tony Esposito
Longboat Key, Fl
April 28, 2012
I'm sorry for the loss to the Skowron family . Moose was a great guy very kind and giving to all . It was an honor to meet him and call him a friend . I met him thru Art Kennah who was a personal friend of Moose . Moose made a big impression on me . Always doing for others . He will be sorely missed ! What a great ball player he was . May he Rest In Peace .
April 27, 2012
My sincere condolences go out to the entire Skowron family. Moose will be greatly missed but has left behind memories that will last through generations. I cherish the Yankie hat he signed for me! John Galvin, Kerry,Ire
April 27, 2012
As a young man, I remember well the great football you played at Weber and Purdue. And I know you attended many functions at my alma mater, DeLaSalle Institute You were a great athlete and an excellant Chicago product.
April 27, 2012
Was at old Comiskey in '64 when Moose "parked one" for the Sox. God Speed, Moose.
April 27, 2012
Sincere sympathy from a senior, baseball enthusiast in Saugerties, NY; our family often saw Moose play at Yankee Stadium, and if not there, on TV. He gave your family and the world much happiness in many ways. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you - his family and close friends.
God Bless. Marge M.
April 27, 2012
Condolences to the Skowron Family. Moose I know you will enjoy the great ballpark in the sky. R.I.P. Moose!!
April 27, 2012
A very nice man, dedicated baseball professional. The Yankees never would have won as much as they did in late 50's-early 60's without his potent bat. Accepted playing in shadow of Mantle, Maris and company despite his own giant shadow.
April 27, 2012
Moose !
I was so happy to see you help My Dodgers in the 1963 World Series beat your former team "The Yankees" You will always be the hero in my book" You were so damn good when you played for us for only that 1 season but a season to remember. RIP Moose you are now with the city of Angels.
April 27, 2012
My Sincerest condolences to the Skowron Family and to Moose fans everywhere. In my home I still display a signed photo he gave me at "Call Me Moose",a nice little restaurant and tavern he had near Hawthorne racetrack. He was a genuine Good Guy and a wonderful story teller. I am very sorry to hear that we lost him.
April 27, 2012
April 27, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Moose, who I had the privilege of playing with Moose on the 1959-60 Yankees. Moose made us rookies feel wanted.
Not only a great ballplayer but a great human being and an ambassador for baseball.
Moose, tell all the boys hello for me.
You were loved by players and the fans.
April 27, 2012
Cookie & family,
So very sorry to hear of Bill's passing..He was a good friend and will be missed by many.
Always remember the good thimes and things you did withe Bill.
May he rest peacefully in the loving hands of our Lord in Paradise....
Cookie you and he are in our prayers.....
Good friend rest peacefully
you will be fondly remembered
for all thr good you have done
on this earth for so many....
Requiescat in Pacem...
Spy zBogiem.........

Ed Dykla & Loretta
Pres. Emeritus PRCUA
April 27, 2012
I will always remember talking with Moose in August of 1959 at Englewood Golf Club, Englewood, NJ. He had broken his arm and would come to the club on an occassional Monday, while Whitey, Mickey and others played golf. What an amazing man and great story teller. As the pool director that summer, he made it a memorable one for a true Yankee fan. Thanks for the memories Moose.
April 27, 2012
He was a man amongst men. A chilhood favorite of mine. "Moose" Skowron. He's in good hands in heaven, with "the Mick" & Roger. God Bless this gentleman & His Family.
April 27, 2012
My sympathy to the Skowron family. I can still here the voice of Mel Allen calling all those World Series victories back in the 50's of which Moose was a big part of.RIP Moose.
April 27, 2012
A true Yankee....God Bless Him and His Family
April 27, 2012
To the family: As you grieve of sadness may the "hearer of prayer" help you to endure this time of sorrow and grant you peace. My deepest condolences. (Psalms 65:2)
April 27, 2012
I was fortunate enough to meet Moose last September 11th during a White Sox Charities event. I talked with him for 10 minutes and it felt like a conversation you'd have with that REALLY cool uncle!......keep 'em laughing up there
April 27, 2012
Rip moose
April 27, 2012
My deepest sympathies. My prayers are for the family and friends. (Psalms 37:10,11) says: And just a little while longer and the wicked one will be no more. And you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be. But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth. And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.
April 27, 2012
MY MOTHER HIT SOMEBODY WITH HER PURSE FOR CALLING MY BROTHER MOOSE. WHEN MY BROTHER EXPLAINED TO HER WHO MOOSE WAS SHE APOLOGIZED! NOT LIKE HER !! SHE THEN BECAME A TRUE YANKEE FAN...SORRY TO SEE HIM GO, BUT HE'S BACK WITH THE BOYS NOW,MICKEY, ROGER, WOW WHAT A TEAM!!!MAYBE MOM AND LOU WILL RUN INTO HIM IN HEAVEN...............
April 27, 2012
moose took me to see "20 thousand leagues beneath the sea" when it opened. we all lived in Hillsdale, nj. he even paid myquarter admission. it was a high-time event for this kid
peter brown
April 27, 2012
MOOSE I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE COKE COLA THAT YOU GIVE TO ME WHIL I WAS AT SID HUDSONS BASEBALL SCHOOL IN FLORDIA REST IN PIECE
April 27, 2012
April 27, 2012
Good guy grew up on Long Avenue...was even nice to Cubs fans. Sam T. Chicago
April 27, 2012
I remember his 1 year with the Dodgers in 1963, he didn't hit well after changing leagues. But in the Series in the 2nd inning of Game 1 he singled home Frank Howard for the 1st run & later scored on Johnny Roseboro's 3 run shot. He homered off Al Downing in Game 2 & hit .385 for the Series.
April 27, 2012
Our prayers and condolences to the Skowron family. May you rest in peace Moose.
April 27, 2012
grew up watching those great yankee teams,,,moose,john blanchard,,,yogi,,,mickey,,,,boy,,,those were the days,,,,r.i.p.,moose,,,,,hope all the greats are together again,,,,having some great laughs,,
April 27, 2012
I'm sorry to see one the the good old timers of baseball has passed away.
April 27, 2012
RIP Moose - thanks for so many wonderful childhood memories as a member of those 50's & early 60's Yankee teams; for more at OTD and for the wonderful stories you would tell in interviews. You are now reunited with your friend, Hank Baur. Prayers go out for your family and fans. OTD will miss a little something .
April 27, 2012
My condolences to the family.I was a fan of his in the 60's.The Yanks were the team to be with.He was a great ball player.
April 27, 2012
My dad was a Yankee fan and now I am one. God bless you, Moose and your family. My condolences.
April 27, 2012
I was a Yankees fan from the time I was a little boy. He was part of a golden dynasty, none like there will ever be again. RIP Moose!!
April 27, 2012
My uncle was Sam Jantelezio. He knew Moose from the "old" Chicago neighborhood and Weber High. He always told stories what a great athlete Bill was even as a young man in all sports.
April 27, 2012
Cookie...Bob and I have so many special memories with our years with moose when
he was with the Yankees...remember when you visited us and like the name of our street...Lynette has probably heard about it.....our prayersw and thoughts are with you.
April 27, 2012
I was a Tiger Fan....but Moose was a good Yankee....RIP.
April 27, 2012
I wasn't a Yankee fan, but was a Moose Skowron fan. I was 10 when Moose hit the home run off of Lew Burdette in '58. I didn't mind because Moose hit it. He was a great ballplayer along with being a great Person. He will always be remembered. Thanks Moose for the memories.
Dan Benscoter, Detroit Lakes, Minn.
April 27, 2012
As we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all who have fallen asleep in death, please accept my sincere condolence, during this time of bereavement. I pray our Grand Creator, who is the God of all comfort; give you the strength needed to endure the pain that now fills your heart. John 11:41-44.
April 27, 2012
I have a Denkert Bill Skowron first base-
man's mitt that he signed in person when
I met him in Rochester, NY in 1994. And he signed it, "Moose." He joked about it.
I was thrilled! RIP, Moose- Tom Bouchard
April 27, 2012
My sympathies to the family. Was thrilled to meet one of my childhood heroes at "The Cell" a few years ago.
April 27, 2012
As a child I was a red sox fan and dreaded you coming to bat.You were great, RIP "moose".
April 27, 2012
I am a huge Yankee fan, as has been my whole family. Moose, Mr. Skowron, was always a fixture in the great stories and the history of The New York Yankees. He is a true Yankee hero.

Dennis Shaul
Suffolk, VA
April 27, 2012
R.I.P. Moose.....I will carry on your nickname.
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