baseball obituaries 2018

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(I will preemptively add that no, I would not take Buckner over Harper--obviously.)

clemenza, Tuesday, 28 May 2019 13:59 (ten months ago) link

Bob Stanley and Calvin Schraldi should have thanked Buckner for years that most fans probably outside Boston forgot their part in the Red Sox collapse.

i never actually saw the BB misplay at first. as i have probably recounted here somewhere, i was already lying flat on my back, staring up at the ceiling, as a result of the hits and of schiraldi. for me, it was already all over. it was so obviously all slipping away. my dad had to come back to the bedroom and gently break it to me what had happened. it barely registered. i already knew, somehow.

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 14:09 (ten months ago) link

What I remember most, besides Mookie Wilson barely fouling off a few pitches before the grounder, is that with one out, I think, NBC announced that Boston's Marty Barrett was the World Series MVP.

Also when the Mets won, my dad and I didn't celebrate, but just stared at each other; we couldn't believe it.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 May 2019 14:16 (ten months ago) link

that book about the '70s Texas teams Seasons in Hell is a doozy

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 10 June 2019 15:21 (nine months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Tyler Skaggs has passed away. We do not have details yet about how he passed, but tonight's game between the Angels and Rangers has been canceled.

— Levi Weaver (@ThreeTwoEephus) July 1, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 1 July 2019 21:01 (nine months ago) link

what the fuck

omar little, Monday, 1 July 2019 21:02 (nine months ago) link

awful

omar little, Monday, 1 July 2019 21:04 (nine months ago) link

omg that's horrible

mott the hoopleheads (voodoo chili), Monday, 1 July 2019 21:09 (nine months ago) link

just shy of 28, pitched on Saturday

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 1 July 2019 21:10 (nine months ago) link

Jay Jaffe remembers Jim Bouton, personally. (I was at those SABR panels mentioned, in 2006 and 2017.)

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/pitcher-author-everyman-hero-jim-bouton-1939-2019/

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 11 July 2019 19:04 (eight months ago) link

Joe Grzenda, who threw the final pitch in Senators history (and kept the ball), dies at 82 https://t.co/2nvj9OfzV5

— Post Sports (@PostSports) July 16, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 21:29 (eight months ago) link

Pumpsie Green--never would have guessed he was still alive.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/2019/07/17/pumpsie-green-black-player-red-sox-dies/s7L4dEAIq14aThFN7mnu0N/story.html

The obituaries emphasize that he was the first African-American on the Red Sox, but I think--I might be wrong--they were the last team in the majors to integrate.

clemenza, Thursday, 18 July 2019 00:59 (eight months ago) link

They were the final team to integrate (in 1959 -- the Globe article mentions this)


His appearance on the roster had followed picketing at Fenway Park. In spring training that year, Mr. Green hit .400 and was hailed by some reporters as the “camp rookie of the year.”

But to questions about whether Mr. Green would make the team, owner Tom Yawkey said: “The Red Sox will bring up a Negro when he meets our standards.”

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 18 July 2019 07:45 (eight months ago) link

We are heartbroken to report the passing of Rob McQuown. Rob has been a pillar of Baseball Prospectus for a decade, and we are devastated by this news. We will pass along more information and appropriate tribute in due time. For now, please join us in grieving his loss.

— Baseball Prospectus (@baseballpro) July 17, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:46 (eight months ago) link

7-foot-1 dutch reliever loek van mil, 34

mookieproof, Monday, 29 July 2019 14:53 (eight months ago) link

In the 2017 WBC, he faced Israel’s Nate Freiman (6'8") in what was believed to be the tallest batter-pitcher matchup in baseball history.

Karl Malone, Monday, 29 July 2019 15:04 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

RIP to original Met, Al Jackson, who passed away earlier today. pic.twitter.com/nOdjJOxzLx

— New York Mets (@Mets) August 19, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 19 August 2019 18:37 (seven months ago) link

also returned in '68-69

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 August 2019 21:46 (seven months ago) link

terrible

i wonder if he was seeing an unscrupulous doctor who overprescribed or if someone on the medical staff of the Angels is pushing oxy. it's an awful drug.

(i recently revived the oxycontin thread on ILE and it was...interesting...to see how willing at least one ILXor was to give advice on how to take it to get high...)

omar little, Friday, 30 August 2019 20:19 (seven months ago) link

team connection is suspected

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 30 August 2019 20:20 (seven months ago) link

Detroit Tigers statement regarding the passing of Chace Numata: pic.twitter.com/H6TCAQO1S8

— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 2, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 2 September 2019 19:57 (seven months ago) link

Skateboarding accident

Andy K, Monday, 2 September 2019 21:06 (seven months ago) link

Chris Duncan, a 2006 #STLCards World Series champion, has passed away at the age of 38. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/CBWbvGsayc

— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) September 7, 2019

Andy K, Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:36 (six months ago) link

Whoa, wtf?

I am also Harl (Karl Malone), Saturday, 7 September 2019 05:55 (six months ago) link

former syracuse chiefs president don waful, 103

he was captured by the germans in tunisia in 1942 and spent the next three years in POW camps -- much of it with davey johnson's dad fred at the oflag 64 camp in poland

mookieproof, Thursday, 12 September 2019 21:24 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

shortstop jackie hernández, 79, who amassed -3.9 bWAR over nine seasons and had the assist on the final out of the 1971 world series

mookieproof, Thursday, 17 October 2019 14:52 (five months ago) link

umpire eric cooper, 52. did the yanks-twins series two weeks ago.

mookieproof, Sunday, 20 October 2019 21:02 (five months ago) link

jeez; gather ye rosebuds.

'71 WS was the first i remember watching (most of). RIP Jackie.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 October 2019 15:09 (five months ago) link

I watched the '71 Series intently and have zero recollection of Jackie Hernandez...I thought Gene Alley was the SS then.

clemenza, Monday, 21 October 2019 15:17 (five months ago) link

Alley played 882 innings at short that year, Jackie 574.

Alley had only 3 PA in the World Series, don't know if he was hurt.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 October 2019 15:24 (five months ago) link

Can't find any clarification on that, but this would seem to be Hernandez's other biggest moment:

"A month before the World Series, Hernandez was part of another historic moment on Sept. 1 when Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh started a lineup consisting only of African-American and Latino players. The Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 10-7, that day at Three Rivers Stadium."

clemenza, Monday, 21 October 2019 15:30 (five months ago) link

Hernandez was considered a top defensive SS, at least by Murtaugh and Clemente. He and Alley were the same age though.

https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/887d2ec2

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 October 2019 15:33 (five months ago) link

former dodgers/expos/etc player and mariners announcer ron fairly, 81

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 18:49 (five months ago) link

def saw him play at Shea in the '70s

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 20:14 (five months ago) link

Flagship Jay, and I think the first Jays-Expos player.

clemenza, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 20:17 (five months ago) link

Think I misused "flagship"...original Jay (1977).

clemenza, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 20:19 (five months ago) link

'the only player to represent multiple non-US teams in the all-star game'

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 20:22 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Vera Clemente, widow of No. 21

https://www.mlb.com/news/vera-clemente-passes-away

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 17 November 2019 13:25 (four months ago) link

twins prospect ryan costello, 23, of 'natural causes'

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/18/us/minnesota-twins-prospect-ryan-costello-dead-trnd/index.html

mookieproof, Monday, 18 November 2019 20:20 (four months ago) link

Unnaturally young.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 18 November 2019 22:59 (four months ago) link

former pitcher and phillies scout will brunson, 49

https://thespun.com/more/top-stories/will-brunson-dies-suddenly-rip

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 November 2019 02:38 (four months ago) link


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