Carl Erskine

“A Conversation with Legendary Brooklyn Dodgers Pitcher CARL ERSKINE and his wife of 73 years, BETTY ERSKINE.” Carl Erskine  was one of the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers “Boys of Summer.”  In a major league career from 1948 to 1959, Carl became beloved in Brooklyn, known to his fans as “Oisk.”  He pitched in five World Series, including Brooklyn’s only World Series championship in 1955.  But more important than all the records was Carl’s leadership in welcoming Jackie Robinson to the Dodgers. Carl was a quiet leader during his playing days and since his retirement in 1959, he has been a shining example of an elite athlete whose positive impact on the lives of others, after his playing days, maybe his lasting legacy.  Joining Carl for the inaugural episode of “After the Glory” is Carl’s wife and life partner, Betty.  On October 3, 2020, Carl and Betty celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary.

Carl’s book “What I Learned from Jackie Robinson” and “Tales from the Dodgers Dugout: Extra Innings” may be obtained at Amazon and Goodreads. Carl and Betty also express their appreciation to all who donate to the Madison County, Indiana Special Olympics (https://www.somadisoncounty.org). Please make sure to include with your donation, “In Honor of Carl and Betty Erskine”