Monday, June 14, 2010

Interview with Rick Cerone

Rick Cerone was a New York Yankees catcher. When Thurman Munson died, Rick Cerone was his replacement. He played for 8 teams in 18 seasons and played in the 1981 World Series. He owned the Newark Bears for 5 years from 1998 to 2003. Here is our interview:

BW: What was the most difficult part of your career?
RC: First getting to the big leagues, then lasting 18 years.

BW: What was the best moment of your career?
RC: Playing in the World Series in 1981.

BW: Who was your idol and why?
RC: Mickey Mantle because he could do everything.

BW: What current player are you similar to and why?
RC: No one now. I was one of a kind. (laughing)

BW: What was it like owning a pro baseball team? [Newark Bears]
RC: It was lots of hard work running a team, staffing, players, and getting fans.

BW: What is different from baseball currently and when you played?
RC: They make way more money, and seem to be enjoying it less.

BW: Did players use steroids when you were in the middle of your career?
RC: Steroids started with Jose Canseco in 1987 and I never witnessed them.

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