Big Stein rocked it. Witness-
Josh Norris: This is your fourth stint with the Yankees. What brought you back again?
Gil Patterson: For the most part, for me, it’s really home. As a matter of fact, Mr. Steinbrenner, after I got hurt pitching for them – they might have hurt my arm a little bit … 300 innings two years in a row – and Mr. Steinbrenner said I have a job for life. It’s just taken four times to get my ‘for life.’
Josh Norris: If I remember the story, he saw you at a car wash and gave you the job?
Gil Patterson: What had happened was, I was parking cars and he came into the place where I was parking them and he said ‘What are you doing here?’ and I said ‘I’m working.’ And he says ‘You’re a Yankee, and you’ll always be a Yankee. You’ll have a job for the rest of your life. He was always very good to me.
The Yankees miss that today.