Former Yankees Batboy Receives Stone Memorial at Formerly-Unmarked Gravesite

The gravesite of a former New York Yankees batboy that was unmarked for 85 years now has a stone memorializing his life. A small group of admirers gathered at the St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village, for a blessing of the granite marker to make sure the legacy of Brooklyn-born Eddie Bennett would not be forgotten.

The Tragic Life of the 1927 Yankees Batboy

A significant piece of New York Yankees history lies in an unmarked grave in a Queens Catholic cemetery. The remains of Eddie Bennett, former batboy for the 1927 Championship Bombers are interred at St. John’s Cemetery, Middle Village. He died penniless and alone in 1935 in his Manhattan apartment. His funeral and burial costs were […]