|Sports Illustrated photo, October 1988|
Mike Marshall: Oh my goodness. Everybody asks me about Tommy. The enthusiasm, the way he handled the players. Game strategy. Whenever I have a setting like this where I have to go and give a speech or something, I just tell Tommy stories. (Audience laughs). We’d go to Philadelphia, his whole family was from Morristown, PA, so whenever we’d go to Philadelphia we’d go to his restaurant. And it was after the Godfather, and we know the horse head scene. He would get on Sax, Steve Sax. I mean he loved Sax, but he would always get on him. We had a festival at his restaurant and they had one of those big pig heads, you know with the apple in the mouth and the ugly face with teeth. I get a call when we get back (to the hotel) and Sax is telling me that I gotta help him because he doesn’t know what’s going on. There was a pigs head in his bed. Tommy had gotten the pig head back from the restaurant, got in his room, put that ugly thing under the sheets. Saxy got into bed, there’s that big ugly thing. (audience laughter). I mean we had guys like Jerry Reuss, Jay Johnstone, and Burt Hooton.
Mike Shapiro: We had a different situation in the Giants clubhouse in the late 80s, early 90s. Roger Craig ran not what I’d call a tight ship but he had clubhouse leaders like Bob Brenly. But there were some guys that had different issues doing on. Kevin Mitchell, who was a great guy, very funny, light hearted kind of guy, but I remember getting a phone call in the middle of the night to come and get him out of jail. He had this love for guns and at night he’d go outside and shoot them off. He got arrested and they took all the guns away from him. A few weeks later, I get another phone call, Kevin’s in jail again for shooting off his guns. In the middle of Redwood City. You just can’t go around shooting off guns in Redwood City.