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Campanis Family

A 19 minute radio interview with Jim Campanis, the nephew of George Campanis, '64 and the son of Jimmy Campanis, George's older brother. Young Jim is the grandson of Al Campanis, the legendary Dodgers executive. 

Jim talks about how his grandfather Al used to manage a team in Cuba and scout players there. One player he kept an eye on was a big curveball pitcher named Fidel Castro.

He also explains how the Brooklyn Dodgers signed a UCLA halfback to a contract with their Montreal Triple A farm club and asked Al Campanis to teach the kid how to play second base.

Jim describes how as a young boy he tagged along to Dodger Stadium with his grandpa and his dad, and was allowed to shag balls in batting practice.