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Some Pony Leaguers from Garland form a Love Field wel-
coming committee for Carl Erskine, the former Brooklyn
Dodger who retired from baseball in 1959, and started
selling insurance. Erskine is in Dallas for a speech
tonight at the S-M-U coliseum, part of the week-long
Crusade For Christ, sponsored by the First Baptist
Church. Erskine, a standout for the old Ft Worth Cats
in the late 40s, says he misses baseball, except dur-
ing the twilight of his career, when he was losing. He
hung up his club in the middle of the '59 season, when'
he was 32 years old. Erskine is now in the insurance
business at Anderson, Indiana, his home town.
Erskine won 122 games and lost 78 during his years in
the majors. He says the best game he ever pitched
came in 1956, when he spun a no-hitter at the New York
Giants. He had pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago
Cubs in 1952.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Erskine], item, June 29, 1963; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc980983/m1/1/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.