Gene Michael

Jun 2, 1938 – Sep 7, 2017 (Age 79)


Gene Michael, former Yankees shortstop and general manager who built 1990s dynasty, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, of a heart attack in Oldsmar, Florida, according to the Associated Press. He was 79. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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We learned the game together at reservoir park. You done good Gene.

Sweet dreams Dad, I'm so proud you achieved your dreams,gone too soon, you will be missed!

Gene gave me one of his broken bats after a game in 1961 in Hobbs NM. I am now the head Coach at the University of NM. I still have He bat. He was my first pro baseball favorite and remained a person I always followed. God bless Gene

To the family of gene,my name is Randy Horsler ,I work at Lowe's in Brooksville fl .I remember netting gene at the millwork desk .he was looking to install Windows .I ask him his name .he told me it was gene Michael's .I told him gene Michael s ,I've heard that name before ,yes he said,that's gene gene the stick ,I said,sure you are .then he show me his ring ,so as time went on ,gene comes in were looking for each other .we form a bond to one another ,then I didn't see him around ,so I...

I had the honor and privilege of meeting Mr. Michael; a true gentleman, very kind and loved talking baseball. God bless you

We were teammates on the Krispy Kreme Team In Akron. He was a great teammate and a super friend.I WILL MISS HIM..

Rest in peace Stick!
Jim DiLauro

Gene was indeed a slick fielding shortstop and good teammate that the New York Yankees appreciated and for these and other reasons he will certainly be missed and mourned by many many fans. For his grieving family members, these trustworthy words of comfort and reassurance : " Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully you residents in the dust !... And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life.

The Yankees will never be the same Stick

My condolences to Gene's family. I first met Gene in 1972. I was a senior at Pascack Valley HS in Hillsdale NJ and was a pretty good basketball player. Bob Stenner, who lived in Hillsdale and used to produce the Yankees' games on WPIX, would come to our basketball practices and brought a few of the Yankee players to work out with us. You can imagine the thrill of scrimmaging with Gene Michael, who was a very good basketball player at Kent State Univ., Curt Blefary, Roy White and others. ...