David Brown and Yahoo Sports had the story and a terrific picture of Nick above. Yahoo Sports says:
"Swisher has left Indians camp for Ohio after the death of his mother, Lillian Marie Malizia, earlier in the week. Malizia had been treated for leukemia the past three years. She was 62 years old." The full story is HERE.
Say what you will about Nick; Some never wanted him to leave the Bronx. Some are thrilled he went to the Indians and others didn't like the way he left after 2012, but Nick Swisher is a Yankee for life after being part of our club for 4 years, and after contributing to a World Championship in 2009. Bottom line, we all should give our best to Swish and keep him in our thoughts.
Our prayers are with you pal.
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