Alvin Dark, manager of two Bay Area World Series teams and captain of the 1951 New York Giants who made a legendary comeback to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers for the National League pennant, died early this morning at his home in Easley, S.C.
He was 92.
“He just simply died of old age,” said his son, Gene Dark. “He did not suffer. He did not linger. He died in his sleep.”
Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey has died in a recreational climbing accident. He was 33.
In 2004, Halsey dueled Boston ace Pedro Martinez into the middle innings in a game highlighted by Derek Jeter’s diving catch into the stands at Yankee Stadium. In 2006, Halsey gave up Barry Bonds’ 714th home run, tying Babe Ruth for second place on the career list.
Former Major League left-hander Brad Halsey died on Tuesday at the age of 33, according to a tweet by Halsey’s agency, O’Connell Sports.
No details yet.
He was known to most as “Ralph the Programme Guy”. If you ever attended a sporting event in Toronto, you know who I’m talking about. He was at nearly every game. He was a fixture selling programmes at Jays games for years. Ditto for the Leafs, Raptors, Argos and thousands of concerts, from The Beatles in 1964 to Black Eyed Peas last year. If it was a big event, Ralph was there. And now, he’s dead at the age of 67.
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