Take Me Out to the Ball Game!
“The 1958 Yankees were led by Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Elston Howard, Whitey Ford, and Bob Turley, “the Bullet”…
The “Bullet” nickname had been given to Turley well before he joined the Bronx Bombers; he had led the league in strikeouts in 1954, relying on a 93 mile an hour fastball for the most part. When he joined the potent New York offense in 1955, part of a humongous eighteen player deal with the Orioles, Bob Turley immediately became a winner. In his first three years in pinstripes, he went 38-23; everything came together for him at the age of 27 as a member of the 1958 Yankees, when he was 21-7 with a 2.97 ERA. He won the Cy Young Award as baseball’s best pitcher.”
Somewhere in the midst of all this wonderful fame and attention, Bob Turley met the love of his life. One that would truly last forever. As fame and fortune is known to tear, test and target the depths of true love, Bob and his beautiful soul mate Janet, stayed together for 17 years. Bob and Janet divorced after 17 years of marriage, but even time couldn’t keep them apart, because 25 years later, when the calm of life set in, the peace of retirement and the joy that we truly get to feel again, similar to the days of our youth, were rekindled once more, as he embraced his bride to be all over again. A true love story that deserves to be in an award winning book or a screenplay.
When they walked into the gift shop to checkout and get their belongings, I was just taken by their adoration for one another. Bob, truly was glowing from head to toe, like a young man who had just met the love of his life for the first time. It was contagious; I couldn’t help but just watch the whole family touching their eyes from the tears that were shed during the ceremony.
Cheers and many blessings to you Bob and Janet. May you be a radiant light and an eternal picture of what forgiveness, understanding and grace is really about in marriage to all who read this. I know you have touched my heart today.
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