Bronx Bombers BASEBALL CARDS: Keith Nobbs, Broadway's Billy Martin, and Playwright Eric Simonson

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28 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's Bronx Bombers Baseball Cards, we meet cast member Keith Nobbs.

Name: Keith Nobbs
Hometown: Born in Chicago, grew up in Houston, went to high school in NYC
Character You're Playing: Billy Martin/Mark Burkett
Favorite Sport: Basketball/tennis/triathlons
Favorite Sports Team: New York Knicks [NBA]
Favorite Sports Hero: I was in Houston when [baseball player] Nolan Ryan pitched and I remember seeing his games as a kid.
Sports Played Growing Up (if any): I played Little League, but maybe, just maybe I used to dance in the outfield.
Favorite Sporting-Event Snack: Um, beer probably.
Show you made your Broadway debut in: The Lion in Winter in 1999.
Favorite Broadway show (and why): Into the Woods had a profound effect on me when I saw it as a kid in the 80s.
Did you meet and/or hear from your Bronx Bombers counterpart or their family? None of Billy's family has come, but people who worked with and played under Billy have come. Willie Randolph telling me "you got him" was very moving.
Most memorable moment from Bronx Bombers: I'm gonna go with The Last Supper Yankees photo we took as a cast.


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