When I was nine I almost drowned. It’s like watching television. There was no pain and it was a very serene experience. Thank God my next-door neighbor, Anna Capana, was there to rescue me. She saved my life.
My favorite memory from Cloonan Junior High School is that I was voted the most athletic boy and the shyest boy in school.
My first love was baseball and I fulfilled the dream I had since I was nine years old, and went to Major League spring training with the American League Washington Senators.
My idol growing up was Joe DiMaggio. When I first saw Joe, as a nine-year-old kid at Yankee Stadium, I knew I wanted to be a Major League Baseball player, just like him. And to think one day he would become my friend... Amazing!
If it wasn’t for Mary Jane, my life would not be complete. We are a team. We love each other and are blessed to be together.
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