The untold story of a sports legend
The Story of the First African-American Yankee
By Arlene Howard and Ralph Wimbish
Arlene Howard is Elston Howard’s widow and was by his side throughout his career. Unlike many baseball wives of the day, she took an active role in supporting her husband and managing his ambition. After his death, she ran a small Manhattan printing business until teaming up with NYP writer Ralph Wimbish to write the first edition of Elston, entitled Elston and Me, in 2001.
Ralph Wimbish has been a Sports Editor for the New York Post for over 25 years, writing articles on a range of sports topics from baseball to golf.