More tributes are rolling out for Bill Gallo, the New York Daily News sports cartoonist and columnist who passed away Tuesday. Matt Marrone of ESPNNewYork.com has posted audio recordings of discussions he had with Bill about highlights of his career.
Gallo’s life can’t be wrapped up into three three-minute audio clips, but I went home one night and cobbled them together anyway, taking out the pops and hisses as Gallo described unforgettable moments like his first confrontation with Steinbrenner after his cartoon parody of The Boss made its debut in the Daily News.
Steinbrenner, in his inimitable, intimidating style, walked right past Gallo and up to Gallo’s wife Dolores, held out his hand, and said, “How do you do, Mrs. Gallo? I’m General Von Steingrabber.”
Worth the 10 minutes or so to listen to the legend.