I've known Vern Law my whole life due to his relationship with my
grandparents who lived in Pittsburgh. He's a wonderful man and still as
humble as ever. He spoke at my Grandpa's funeral years ago. I recommend
reading the book that is about him and the 1960 Pirates named "Kiss it
Goodbye". A wonderful book about Vern and the 1960 Pirates.I
was 2.5 years old and remember watching the 7th game with my mom and dad and
them going nuts at Maz's homerun to win the game.
I was in the 5th grade in 1960, detested the Yankees, and learned of Vern
Law's Church membership. With that memorable 7th game I became a Pirate
and Vern Law fan.It is an absolute shame that Law's ankle was
injured during rough-housing on the bus after clinching the national league,
leading to an alteration in his delivery and ultimately a career ending arm
problem at a time when he should have been at the pinnacle of his career. He showed no rancor toward the individual on the bus who caused that
injury. Vern Law is a great man.