Steve Kraly Baseball Card Donated to The Albero House

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Bob Kraly, right, with his son, Ty, and Martha Price Stewart, St. Mary’s former director of development. Ty is holding memorabilia including a signed photo of his grandfather, former Yankees pitcher Steve Kraly.

Ty Kraly holds the baseball card of his grandfather, former Yankees pitcher Steve Kraly.

Ty Kraly holds the baseball card of his grandfather, former Yankees pitcher Steve Kraly.

Carl M. Albero, who recently retired from St. Mary’s Board of Directors and joined our Honorary Board, is a huge Yankees fan. He gave St. Mary’s a treasure trove of Yankees memorabilia to go on display at The Albero House, our home for adults with disabilities; Carl and his wife, Carol Anne, were the home’s main benefactors.

Bob Kraly, a partner with Image Business Interiors, one of St. Mary’s staunchest corporate supporters, recently dropped by with his son to add something personal to the collection: the baseball card of his father, Steve, who pitched for the Yankees in 1953. His father passed away in 2016 at the age of 86.

“St. Mary’s is truly a special place!” Bob’s 12-year-old son, Ty, wrote in a thank-you card after he and his father visited.

Thank you to the Kraly family for your generosity!


Eds note: A version of this article originally appeared in the Winter 2016-2017 issue of our Journeys newsletter. You can read that issue and others on our website here