This is the time of the year that I remember the old time Yankees who seemed to get better as the season ended and would make a difference in the World Series. When I started rooting for the Yanks, Henrich seemed to be that player. I believe it was the late Mel Allen who nicknamed him "Old Reliable" and it certainly fit! He was a tough and tallented outfielder for many years with NY and seemed to always come through in the clutch especially against the Dodgers. Do many of you older Yankee fans remember him? I believe he is still alive and living in the West.
He also enjoyed telling stories about his days in NY and being a teammate of DiMaggio and Rizutto.