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Because Gene is one of the top Yank outfielders?
The fans gave him a " Gene Woodling Day" last year and showered him with presents.
But instead of keeping the gift money, he gave it to the Little league team he coaches at home.
Phil has played in 8 World Series in his 10 years as a Yankee. He led A.L. Shortstops in Fielding in '49 and '50, and was voted the Most Valuable Player in '50 when he hit .324. Called "Scooter" because of the ground he covers, he was named the All-Time Yankee Shortstop by New York Sportswriters.
Phil was turned down by the Dodgers because he was too small.
He tried out for the Yanks. Despite his size a scout liked him and sent him to a Yank farm.
Later Phil was the Yank shortstop who helped N.Y. beat the Dodgers in 3 World Series!