2-time All-Star and 1954 World Series Champion MLB catcher for the New York Giants in the 1940s and '50s.
He was a standout football player growing up.
He was a coach, manager, and scout who served as the New York Mets' second manager.
When his father passed away, he decided to play baseball to help support his family.
He played alongside Willie Mays for a number of years on the Giants.