Jerry Reuss ... today
Reuss played for eight teams in his major league career; along with the Dodgers (1979–87), he played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, and Pittsburgh Pirates. At the end of his career, he played for the Reds, Angels, White Sox, Brewers, and the Pirates again (Reuss is one of only two Pirates to have played for Danny Murtaugh, Chuck Tanner, and Jim Leyland, the other being John Candelaria). He was one of only 29 players in major league history to play in four different decades.
Jerry is a long time friend who I respect as being one of the most competitive ballplayers I have ever met...all while maintaining one of the zaniest sense of humors one can have. It was my pleasure to have Jerry and his beautiful wife, Chantal, in the studio for the session.
Being in Jerry's company typically meant you would be wearing a smile...at someone else's expense. It appears the tables were turned with Lasorda, Claire and a very skinny dark haired "your's truly" giving number forty one some good natured heat.
You captured some of the greatest moments of my career and photographed Chantal and I some twenty-seven years after my playing days ended. On every occasion you were on the mark. Many thanks for your expert work behind the lens.