Luis “Squeegee” Castillo is the most famous bat boy in the history of Major League Baseball; was born in the Bronx and grew up idolizing David Cone and the New York Yankees. As a teenager, he was the Yankees’ bat boy during their most recent dynasty, from 1998 to 2005, spanning three World Series Championships and two other World Series appearances. Nicknamed “Squeegee” by shortstop Derek Jeter, Castillo has many fond memories from his days with the team. One such memory is his involvement with the July 1999 perfect game thrown by boyhood idol Cone, for whom he caught warm up tosses during that game’s rain delay. Squeegee went on to become the author of an insider’s tale called Clubhouse Confidential. He’s made numerous media appearances as an author, speaker and translator. A passionate advocate of children’s literacy, Castillo is planning the 2014 launch of a nonprofit organization geared toward increasing youth literacy in inner cities.
Preserving the history of Hispanic players