Bronx Bombers BASEBALL CARDS: C. J. Wilson and Bill Dawes, Broadway's Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle

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25 Feb 2014

Bronx Bombers, the new Broadway play by Eric Simonson, tells the history of the New York Yankees framed through the eyes of baseball legend Yogi Berra. As part of Playbill.com's Bronx Bombers Baseball Cards, we meet cast members C. J. Wilson and Bill Dawes.

Name: C. J. Wilson
Birthdate: July 6
Character You're Playing: Babe Ruth
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Favorite Sports Team: 80's [Los Angeles] Lakers [NBA]
Favorite Sports Hero: Babe Ruth and [basketball player] Magic Johnson
Sports Played Growing Up: Football and Track
Favorite Sporting-Event Snack: Pizza
Show you made your Broadway debut in: Gore Vidal's The Best Man
Favorite Broadway show (and why): Avenue Q. It was funny as hell.
Did you meet and/or hear from your Bronx Bombers counterpart or their family? I got in touch with Linda Ruth Tosetti (Babe Ruth's granddaughter). She has been incredibly gracious and generous with her immense knowledge and passion for her grandfather.
Most memorable moment from Bronx Bombers: It's hard to pick a favorite moment. Working with the cast and researching and playing Babe has been an incredible gift.

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