Yogi was always a top notch slugger. But teaching made him a 1st string catcher.
He learned to control his pegs and in 1950 and 1951 he led the AL catchers in assists.
ROBERT HENRY CERV
NEW YORK YANKEES
Born: Weston, Neb., May 5, 1926
A great minor league hitter, Bob has yet to hit his stride in the majors. He hopped from the University of Nebraska campus to Kansas City in 1950 and hit .304. In 1951 he hit .344, with 22 doubles, 21 triples, and 28 home runs. He came up to the Yankees in 1951 and spent part of the 1952 and 1953 seasons with them.
Home: Fairlawn, New Jersey
Born: August 16, 1922
After leading the A.L. Flychasers in Fielding 52, Gene repeated his '51 performance last season by tying for top Fielding Honors. He also led the Yankee regulars with the highest Batting Average, hitting over .300 for the second straight year. Before coming to New York in '49 Gene won 4 Batting Crowns in his Minor League career.