Biography for New York Yankees Then & Now
Larry Rossman's love of baseball and the Yankees started in 1960 when his father took him to his first game at Yankee Stadium. Mickey Mantle hit a home run in the right-field seats and the Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers. From then on he was hooked and tried never to miss a game.
Rossman started collecting baseball cards and learning about the game and the Yankees' history. He also developed an ongoing interest in player stats. A collector of Yankee memorabilia, his two favorite pieces are a Mickey Mantle autographed photo signed in person and a seat from the original stadium which, despite his wife's objections, takes pride of place in his living room. He works for a major insurance company and lives on Long Island, NY, with his wife Amy.