Crossing Paths With Former Yankees Batboy Fred Bengis

From 1959 to 1962, Fred Bengis had a dream job that many baseball fans would have loved to have.  He was the batboy for the New York Yankees.  Imagine going to work everyday and getting to hang out with guys such as Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Roger Maris, and Casey Stengel.  That’s exactly what Mr. Bengis got to do.

I got to meet Mr. Bengis and get a look inside his personal collection of stuff he has acquired over the years.  As you can imagine, he is still a big Yankees fan.  He had a front row seat to some of the greatest moments in baseball history, namely 61 in ’61.  Oh the stories he could tell…

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Former Yankees batboy Fred Bengis

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Mr. Bengis’s original batboy uniform

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Fred Bengis pictured with Roger Maris

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The 1961 World Series ring he received

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Bat rack

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Jeter bat