Seymour-Mills Chapter meeting recap – 2/11/2017

From Scott Clair at the Naples Daily News on February 11, 2017:

For 13 seasons during the 1960s and 70s, Ken Berry was one of the best defensive center fielders in Major League Baseball.

On Saturday, at the local Dorothy Seymour Mills chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research meeting, Berry proved he is just as adept at telling a story as he was with the glove.

Playing most of his career with the Chicago White Sox, Berry regaled the enthralled audience with anecdotes and insights from his time as a big leaguer and the 26 seasons he spent as a minor league manager, coach, and instructor.

Nicknamed “The Bandit” for his penchant for robbing home runs by leaping then reaching over the outfield fence, Berry won two Gold Gloves (1970 and ’72) and was an All-Star in 1967.

“Ah, the All-Star Game,” Berry, a career .255 hitter, recalled. “People say, ‘Isn’t it great to have played in the All-Star Game.’ I say, ‘It depends how you look at it.'”

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