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Buzzer Beater

When Ballplayers Had Off-Season Jobs

Yogi Berra was vice president of the Yoo-Hoo company.

In Game Two of the 1966 World Series, 20-year-old pitcher Jim Palmer tossed a complete-game shutout against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Baltimore Orioles won the series and Palmer became an overnight sensation. Palmer’s salary for the season was $7,500. Even with his $11,000 World Series bonus, it wasn’t enough to cover the cost of a new home and the birth of his first child. So he took a second job. He sold suits at…

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Loren Kantor

Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.