A snapshot of Yogi Berra’s wit (and other Father’s Day tales)

Ed Odeven Reporting

This column appeared in the Arizona Daily Sun on June 14, 2003.

Fathers help pave the way for some greats in sports

By Ed Odeven

I devoted the space in last year’s Father’s Day column to giving y’all some of the memories from my childhood and of my dad. I decided to do things differently this year and compile a collection of memories from others in the sports world.

So over the past two weeks I sent out about 50 e-mails and asked coaches, ex-pro athletes, columnists and front-office personnel to reflect on their dads, their sports memories growing up and how their dads shaped their careers in sports.

The comments I received were excellent, I’ve gotta say. I wish I had the space to publish them all in their entirety, but due to space constraints I’ve selected the best of the best. Here’s hoping you enjoy reading the following…

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