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August 19th, 2011
10:16 AM ET

NY Yankees bat boy Luis 'Squeegee' Castillo shares his favorite stories about team

At age 15, Luis "Squeegee" Castillo became a bat boy and clubhouse attendant for the New York Yankees, a position he went on to hold from 1998 until 2005.  Castillo is one of the most famous Yankee bat boys in recent history and fans often chanted his name when he stepped onto the field as part of the traditional "roll call" of players during Yankee home games.

Castillo is one of the last bat boys to work for the team who wasn't required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. He has written a tell-all book called "Clubhouse Confidential" that details some of his favorite stories about working for one of the most storied baseball teams in history.

Today on American Morning, Castillo discusses his experience with the Yankees and dishes on some of the team's star players.


Filed under: Baseball • Sports
April 14th, 2011
11:06 AM ET

How church helped sign Jackie Robinson to Brooklyn Dodgers

His first game changed the face of baseball. Sixty-four years ago, Brookyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey stepped up to the plate, and broke baseball's color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson.
New details are now emerging about what preceded that moment, not just in baseball history but American history.

Watch Ed Henry's amazing report here, or read the full article here.


Filed under: Baseball