I remember him as a huge guy, who played football at Purdue before becoming a baseball star. The fact is that he was 5-11, 195 in his prime. Compiled decent career numbers: .282 career BA, 211 HRs 888 RBIs in 14 seasons. Played in six all-star games and eight World Series -- seven with the Yankees and one AGAINST the Yankees as a member of th 1963 LA Dodgers (he hit .385 in that four-game sweep). Hit a grand slam in Game 7 of the 1957 World Series to help beat the Dodgers in that one.
Very good player, obviously, but bothered by injuries -- the Yankees nicknamed him "The Glass Moose" because he was always pulling muscles, plus he had a chronic back problem. HJe was also hurt by his ballpark -- as a right-hand pull hitter in the pre-renovated Yankee Stadium, he lost a bunch of HRs in Death Valley. For his career, he hit 85 HRs at home and 125 on he road.
A big part of my youth -- I'll never forget the Boyer-Kubek-Richardson-Skowron infield.