Commissioner's Statement regarding Moose Skowron

Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement today regarding the passing of eight-time American League All-Star Bill “Moose” Skowron, who was 81:

"I am saddened by the loss of Moose Skowron, a great baseball man who was an integral part of the wonderful Yankee teams of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. As a Milwaukee Braves fan, I will always remember his two-out, three-run homer in the eighth inning of Game Seven of the 1958 World Series.

”Moose, a Chicago native who was an All-Star for the White Sox in 1965, continued to contribute to our game as a member of the front office of his hometown team since 1999. He was a wonderful storyteller and an important link to a great era in baseball history. On behalf of Major League Baseball, I send my deepest condolences to Moose’s wife Cookie, their children, their grandchildren and his many fans."