Though Scott Patterson never got to play in the House that Ruth Built, he still acknowledges the Powerhouse Franchise that The Boss Built.
Interviewed on Olivia Wilder Times, the Gilmore Girls star—who spent four years pitching for the N.Y. Yankees’ farm team in the ‘80s—recalls team owner George “The Boss” Steinbrenner, who passed away Tuesday at age 80.
“I liked George and he liked me, and I didn’t really have a ghost of a chance of making that team because [Yankees coach] Billy [Martin] brought in so many pitchers from Oakland with him,” Scott tells host Olivia Wilder.
“George liked how I pitched, he put me in the program that they sell at Yankee Stadium, so I had something going on. We had a couple of talks.
“There was a lot of frustration in that organization and only when [George] stepped back a little bit and let the baseball people do their thing, like Gene Michael—who’s a baseball genius—did Continue reading