Fred Kipp — ‘That batter is his mortal enemy’

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May 25, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Fred Kipp, the Last Yankee Dodger

(Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series penned by Scott Kipp about his father, Fred, a Piqua native who played professional baseball in the 1950s and 1960s.)

By SCOTT KIPP

I wrote the 273-page book The Last Yankee Dodger with my father Fred Kipp from Piqua, Kansas. The book focuses on my father’s baseball career from when he pitched for the Piqua town team to the Major Leagues. The hook for the book is that my father is the last living player to play for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers as well as the New York Yankees. He’s the last player from the golden era of baseball of the 1950s and 60s who played with Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Don Drys-dale, Sandy Koufax, Gil Hodges, Duke Snyder, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Roger Maris and so many more legendary Yankees and Dodgers.

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