So I recently got a new gig writing about the Yankees for Yanks Go Yard. This my latest post. I’ll hit you with an excerpt, and you can read the rest on the YGY website.
On the anniversary of the day they drafted him, let’s take a look back at Billy Cannon, Jr, his brief tenure as a Yankee, and the ultimate sports dad that helped make and break it all.
In June of 1980, the Yankees made Cannon, Jr., a high school outfielder from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, their third round pick in the amateur draft. That, however, isn’t really where this story begins. The story actually begins with Cannon’s father, Billy Cannon, Sr., who, during the months leading up to the draft, cemented his status as a Hall of Fame (or shame, depending on your outlook) sports dad.
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