News 12 Sports Director Pat O'Keefe shares memories with dad Frank

News 12 Sports Director Pat O'Keefe reflects on one of the biggest influences on his career as Father's Day approaches. O'Keefe says he has worked

O'Keefe's father grew up on 248th and Katonah

O'Keefe's father grew up on 248th and Katonah in Woodlawn in the 1950s and 60s.

BROOKLYN - News 12 Sports Director Pat O'Keefe reflects on one of the biggest influences on his career as Father's Day approaches.

O'Keefe says he has worked in sports broadcasting since 2003, but his dream of having that career goes back a lot further. He says the person responsible for growing that passion within him is his dad.

A Yankees fan since 1958, O'Keefe's father is now passing on much of his knowledge on the Bronx Bombers to others. After retiring as a superintendent with the Department of Sanitation, Frank O'Keefe became a Yankee Stadium tour guide.

O'Keefe's father grew up on 238th and Katonah in Woodlawn in the 1950s and 60s. Playing games of stickball in the schoolyard with friends and watching the Yankees on television helped cultivate his passion for sports, which he would eventually pass on to his son.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Two teens attempting to jump from one rooftop 1 Teen dies trying to jump between rooftops
News 12's Dan Serafin visited Lincoln High School 2 Lincoln H.S. alumnus plays in Sweet 16 of NCAA Tourney
A man has been hospitalized after a shooting 3 Police: Man hospitalized after shooting on Nostrand Avenue
Hundreds were on hand to honor an FDNY 4 Family, friends say final goodbye to fallen FDNY EMT
Neighborhood Brief for March 26 5 Neighborhood Brief for March 26

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE