From the Bangor Daily News -
The Husson College baseball team will hold its annual Hot Stove Banquet and Sports Memorabilia Auction on Jan. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Dickerman Dining Commons on the Husson campus.
The event, which is $20 for the general public, includes a spaghetti dinner, hot stove talk, and a sports memorabilia auction. The money raised at the event will benefit the Husson baseball team’s spring training trip to Florida in March.
Along with Husson head coach Dr. John Winkin, headlining the event will be Carl “Stump” Merrill, who is retiring after a 30-year career with the New York Yankees.
After graduating from the University of Maine, Merrill played minor league baseball for six years in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. His managing career started in 1978 with the West Haven Yankees, and he went on to manage at every minor league level.
In 1985, Merrill joined the parent club as a first base coach under manager Yogi Berra. He was named Yankee manager in June 1990 and managed the rest of that season and all of the 1991 season.
Merrill is currently a special assistant to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, and he will receive the Husson Sports Leadership Award for his lifetime of dedication to the game of baseball.
Ah, the 1991 Yankees – the last team in the Bronx to lose 90+ games in a season. That whole Dallas Green-Bucky Dent-Stump Merrill era (or should I say “error”) was a really bad time in Yankeeland.
From 1989 through 1991 might just be the worst three-year period in Yankees history since the 1910′s. That’s a tough legacy for Stumpy.