Once in 1985 when I worked in Employee Communications at Maryland National Bank, I interviewed Ken Singleton for our company newspaper when he played for the Orioles.

Age 70 years old. Should you touch his arm? Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated 6.30.2014). There was a different way to do that.

Ken Singleton is a American Former Major League Baseball Player, who was born on 10 June, 1947 in New York, New York, USA. Living close to Los Angeles, Janice Murray, wife of former Oriole Eddie, said so many stars and athletes are in sight, most people don’t give them the time of day. Hit it in the bullpen!”. Wouldn’t it be comical to see the look on a front gate attendant’s face when we tried to push through the turnstile using Ken’s metal lifetime pass? I’ve been the one in the stands reading a book (hey, a girl has to prepare for rain delays somehow), and I’ve walked around stadiums to stretch my legs and people watch. Adults are the ones.”. “I enjoy it,” he had said about being behind a microphone instead of behind home plate. I recently had a lovely chat with Ken’s wife, Suzanne, for some insight into what it’s really like being a baseball wife! Ken Singleton Bio and Early Life. Nolan Ryan. The kids are out of school. With enough diligence and hard work, dreams can transform into reality. It reads: “American/National Major Leagues of Professional Baseball present this LIFETIME PASS to KENNETH SINGLETON AND ONE in appreciation of long and meritorious service.” It’s signed by then American League president Lee MacPhail Jr. and then National League president Charles S. Feeney (leagues no longer have presidents, according to Ken). Murray? … the recipe (see below) in case Ken feels like donning a baker’s apron during the offseason. Using his standard answer to that question, Ken laughed and said, “Everyone has to be somewhere.”. By clicking “I agree” below, you consent to the use by us and our third-party partners of cookies and data gathered from your use of our platforms. Some look at me and say, ‘You’re Johnny Unitas! They want to win. It was this rush for me and I because I got to be on the field with all the pomp and circumstance, that was wonderful.”. No one bothers him. Is it the appropriate time to interrupt them? And if there weren’t Yankees fans in Italy before we got there, we made some. Ken had moved on to his second career, broadcasting games for TSN (The Sports Network) in Canada, which produced games for the Montreal Expos and the Toronto Blue Jays, among others; he also anchored sports on the weekends for a Baltimore TV station. news, Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions. ), I e-mailed Joyce to thank her for the entire package and told her if we lived in a perfect world, baseball husbands would have time to respond to each piece of fan mail. Often times when we watch Yankee games as fans, we’re focused of course, on the Yanks’ road to victory. I have the pleasure of volunteering as copy editor for their Cool Kids Connection quarterly newspaper and assist with writing projects as needed. I told him I was just doing my job. However, let’s not forget about everyone who makes the franchise its winning team, such as the coaches, grounds crew, the winning team of broadcasters and of course, all of the families who support their careers and schedules! "I guess I'm not done yet and the response from fans was the No. MrsSingy@suzannesingleton.comWaiting for a flight to Boston out of Baltimore earlier this summer, a Mark Teixeira-jerseyed guy approached Ken and I in the airport restaurant to meet and greet.

Knowing that kids with cancer spend most days in treatment with one caregiver while missing out on socializing, and feel different due to hair loss and surgical masks, the Cool Kids Care Center will be developed, offering a sterile facility for kids and families where they can be tutored, play, receive support, socialize, and share with other families facing the same challenges. The Jeter years back in the late '90s and early 2000s, they were special teams. Or rather, touching moments she’ll never forget. (Randy Miller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com). (Actually he bakes only chocolate cakes, but there’s always hope he’ll try something new. Ken Singleton attended baseball and basketball as well during his high school years.