Ralph Houk, who managed the New York Yankees to World Series titles in 1961 and ’62, died Wednesday in Winter Haven, Fla. He was 90. Houk managed 3,157 games and won 1,619 over 20 seasons with the Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox.
Milwaukee Brewers Hall of Fame radio broadcaster Bob Uecker will be back behind the microphone Friday, just three months after heart surgery. The 75-year-old broadcaster underwent surgery April 30. He is in his 40th season broadcasting Brewers games.
Clint Hartung, a pitcher and outfielder with the New York Giants who was on third base when the Giants’ Bobby Thomson hit a home run off Brooklyn’s Ralph Branca in the third game of a 1951 playoff to win the National League pennant, died July 8 in Sinton. He was 87.