Originally Posted by chicoruiz
Carl Erskine (85) -Still lives in his hometown of Anderson, Indiana; a class act all the way.
I believe Erskine is the last or definitely one of the very last from the 1955 WS Brooklyn team.
I had the thrill of hearing him speak a few years back at Franklin College in Indiana. I was hoping to hear about his baseball days but he spent most of the time talking about his son Jimmy who has Down Syndrome. Erskine was very sincere when he said that the medals Jimmy won in "The Special Olympics" mean more to him than his 1955 WS ring. I will never forget him saying that because it truly came from the heart.