#Shortstops: The Usher’s Full Complement
As it turns out, Tony began his work career as an usher at Yankee Stadium where, at the age of 15 in 1958, he began working with his father, Tony Sr., who by day was an engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad. As a rookie, Jr. received his usher’s uniform and was assigned the less desirable upper deck, while his father, a 10-year veteran, assisted the more lucrative season ticket holder clientele in the lower level.
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On behalf of all those fans who have ever been escorted to their seat or directed to the location of their favorite kind of stadium food, thank you ushers, and thank you, Tony.
John Odell is the curator of history and research for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum