ALBANY, N.Y. – Former Yankee great Graig Nettles played in the Center for Disabilities Gold Classic Monday.
During his 11 seasons with the Bronx Bombers in the 1970s and early 1980s, the two-time World Series champion won two gold gloves and set an American League home run record for third basemen with 37.
Nettles thought the homerun numbers got out of control for a while but thinks the league is back on track.
“It used to be you were a power hitter if you hit 20 home runs and you know after a while there guys were hitting 40t hat you’ve never heard of,” he said. “So I think the drug policy is under control and got the guys playing on natural ability, and I think it’s really showed up.”