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Burnes, a sportswriter for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, saw Elston that day at the tryout. , son of the St. Louis Browns hall of famer, who also was impressed by Elston’s talent. “I’ve been watching the best young prospect I’ve looked at in a year,” Sisler told Joe Monahan, the head of the Cardinals’ farm system. “A big, good-looking kid, just out of Vashon High School. He lives in St. Louis. ” Elston would have signed with the Cardinals, but he never heard back Emmaline’s Son 17 from them. They were not ready to sign any black players.
Everybody could see he was a good ballplayer,” said Whitey Ford, the all-star pitcher. “Elston had quite a presence,” said Moose Skowron, a ﬁrst baseman and teammate of Elston’s in 1953 at Kansas City. “As big as he was, nobody was going to mess with him. He kept his mouth shut and did his job. ” “We had heard a lot of good things about this big kid who could hit,” recalls Yogi. “We had a lot of catchers back then. ” Despite instant acceptance among his teammates, Elston could not stay at the team hotel.
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