On this date in 2008, Tommy Holmes passed away at age 90.
"When I went to spring training with them (the Yankees), I asked what the signs were, and guys would say 'Signs? Just swing the goddamn bat!' I'd say, 'Well, what about....' and they would yell, 'Just swing the bat! If we can hold the opposition to four runs, we'll score seven.'"
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