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In this 1967, file photo, Bill Skowron of the Chicago White Sox baseball club is shown in action pose. Skowron, a four-time All-Star first baseman who helped the New Yankees win four World Series titles in the 1950s and 1960s, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. He was 81. He also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Washington Senators, the White Sox and the California Angels.

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In this March, 1956, file photo, New York Yankees infielder William "Moose" Skowron is shown during spring training baseball in St. Petersburg, Fla. Skowron, a four-time All-Star first baseman who helped the Yankees win four World Series titles in the 1950s and 1960s, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. He was 81.

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In this May 23, 1959, file photo, Moose Skowron, right, first baseman of the New York Yankees, jokes with Roy Campanella about his muscles after the Brooklyn Dodgers catcher won the pre-game hitting contest at Ebbets Field in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Campanella hit 5 homers to Skowron's 4 in competition held before start of 11th annual Mayor's trophy game. Skowron, a four-time All-Star first baseman who helped the Yankees win four World Series titles in the 1950s and 1960s, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. He was 81.

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In this June 26, 2011, file photo, former New York Yankees first baseman BIll "Moose" Skowron, right, shakes hands with Bernie Williams, left, as Tino Martinez looks on during Old Timers' Day ceremonies at Yankee Stadium in New York. Skowron, a four-time All-Star first baseman who helped the Yankees win four World Series titles in the 1950s and 1960s, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. He was 81.

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Former White Sox player Bill "Moose" Skowron tells the tales of his colorful past in baseball to the Schaumburg Business Association breakfast meeting. Here he signs pictures and baseballs for his fans including Robin Darmstadt of Arlington Heights.

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DAILY HERALD FILE PHOTO Chicago White Sox great "Moose" Skowron autographs a pink knit Sox cap for Kali Triunfol, 11, of Elk Grove Village at the Rolling Meadows Meijer store.

White Sox radio personality Ed Farmer, left, watches Mark Buehrle joke with "Moose" Skowron before the White Sox convention. At right is pitcher Jon Garland.

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Five retired MaJor League ball players appear in Chicago, Tuesday, March 10, 1976, with Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck as they showed new uniforms that the White Sox will be wearing this season. Three home game uniforms at left are worn by (from left) Bill "Moose" Skowron, Mo Drabowski and Jim K. Rivera, wearing home hot weather uniforms. At right are the road uniforms worn by Dave Nicholson and Dan Osinski.

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From left to right Bill Skowron, Gil McDougald, Tony Kubek, Gerry Coleman; Andy Carey, from the New York Yankees are shown in this Sept. 5, 1957 photo.

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New York Yankees' Moose Skowron, left, and Whitey Ford welcome Yogi Berra, right, as they gather before the Yankees' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees marked the 50th anniversary of Roger Maris' 61 home runs in 1961.

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New York Yankees outfielder Yogi Berra receives congratulations from teammates after belting a three-run pinch hit homer in the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y., June 9, 1962. The game marks Berra's appearance in his 2,000th major league ball game. From left are, John Blanchard, next batter; Bill Skowron; Berra; and Elston Howard, who scored ahead of Berra. The Yankees won, 7-3.

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The Yankees were storming against the Pirates on Bobby Richardson's grand slam home run in first inning of third World Series game at Yankee Stadium, Oct. 8, 1960. And here they storm into dugout after the blast. Richardson is in center, head down, shaking hands with the next batter Tony Kubek. From left: Gil McDougald, batboy, Richardson, Elston Howard and Bill Skowron.

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Moose Skowron (14) heads for first in 10th inning in Milwaukee, Oct. 8, 1958, after hitting single to right that gave Yanks 4-3 Series victory. Elston Howard, Yanks, is on way down third base line to score on the hit. At plate are umpire Charlie Berry and catcher Del Crandall. Umpire beyond Howard is Al Barlick.

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Former and current Chicago White Sox All-Stars, from left, Minnie Minoso (leaning on sign), Bill Skowron, Bill Melton, Ed Farmer, Ron Kittle, Mark Buehrle, Carlton Fisk, Chico Carrasquel, Carlos May and Billy Pierce pose with the logo for the 2003 All-Star Game before the White Sox's game against the Anaheim Angels at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002.

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Hall of Fame member Bill Mazeroski, left, talks with former Pittsburgh Pirates manager Bill Virdon and former New York Yankee Moose Skowron before the baseball draft in Secaucus, N.J., Tuesday, June 9, 2009.

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Former baseball player Moose Skowron talks with Dodgers executive and former manager Tommy Lasorda before the start of the baseball draft at MLB Network Studios in Secaucus, N.J., Tuesday, June 9, 2009.

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Yankees players celebrate at Candlestick Park, after beating the San Francisco Giants 1-0 in Game 7 of the World Series, Oct. 16, 1962. In group at center, first baseman Bill Skowron, left, and catcher Elston Howard (32) rush winning pitcher Ralph Terry. In background are shortstop Tony Kubek, left, and second baseman Bobby Richardson.

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Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals exchanges pleasantries with Bill Skowron of the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 13, 1963 in St. Petersburg before exhibition game. Skowron was traded from the New York Yankees for pitcher Stan Williams.

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New York Yankees' Hank Bauer, right, and Moos Skowron are shown during old-timer's day at New York's Yankee Stadium in this June 24, 2006 file photo.

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Former New Yankees Whitey Ford, foreground left, Bill "Moose" Skowron, to left of Ford, Bobby Murcer, directly behind Skowron, Yogi Berra, center foreground, Hank Bauer, directly behind Berra, and Johnny Blanchard, behind Bauer to the right, pallbearers for Mickey Mantle who died Sunday of liver cancer at age 63, arrive at the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church for the funeral of baseball great Mickey Mantle in Dallas Tuesday, August 15, 1995.

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New York Yankees first baseman William J. Skowron is shown with his son at their Concourse Plaza Hotel home in New York City, Aug. 5, 1955.

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Willie Mays (left) of the Giants chats with Bill Skowron, Yankee first baseman, in the dressing room on Oct. 11, 1962 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Mays had showed up for a workout which was called off because of heavy rains. Skowron received treatment for an ailing back.

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New York Yankees' pitcher Whitey Ford is congratulated by Yankees' first baseman Bill Skowron, right, after the final out in the Yankees' 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Yankee Stadium in the first game of the World Series in New York, Oct. 4, 1961.

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Gallery updated: 4/27/2012 3:07 PM

About this Gallery

Images of Bill "Moose" Skowron, 1930-2012. Skowron was a major league infielder for the White Sox, Dodgers, Yankees, and others from 1954-1967. Born in Chicago, Skowron is said to have earned his nickname in childhood as his grandfather claimed his haircut looked like a dictator- Mussolini, shortened to "Moose". Skowron in recent years was a member of the Chicago White Sox organization.
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