Thursday, June 20, 2024

“The Luckiest Kid in New York,” From Little Italy to Yankee Stadium



“The Luckiest Kid in New York”

From Little Italy to Yankee Stadium

Presented by  Anthony Florio

A book presentation and signing by author Anthony Florio at the Italian American Museum this Friday evening, August 21st. “Yankee Batboy, The Luckiest Kid in New York, From Little Italy to Yankee Stadium” tells the story of Anthony Florio, born and raised in New York City’s Little Italy and a batboy for the New York Yankees in the 1960’s.  The book contains photographs of many Yankee greats of the era such as Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and Joe Pepitone and features fascinating stories regarding his experiences during those years at Yankee Stadium and on the road.


About the Book:

It’s 1961 and I’m a fifteen year old kid living in Little Italy who eats, sleeps and drinks baseball; a kid who believes he’s the biggest baseball fan that ever lived and idolizes Mickey Mantle. Try to imagine how it felt for a kid like this to be asked if he’d like to be a batboy at Yankee Stadium; to actually be around the famous ballplayers of the day. This is my story, and the excitement of walking into Yankee Stadium for the first time in my life, in the very same underground tunnels that Babe Ruth had walked through. It still excites me today whenever I think about it.

Friday, August 21st, 6:30 P.M.

Italian American Museum

155 Mulberry Street

(Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets)

New York, NY 10013

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