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Monday, May 29, 2017

Longtime Sports Illustrated writer Frank Deford dies at 78

Longtime Sports Illustrated writer Frank Deford died on Sunday in Key West, Florida, according to the Washington Post. He was 78 years old.

Deford started writing at Sports Illustrated in 1962 and was a senior editor emeritus.

He recently worked with NPR’s Morning Edition for 32 years. He retired earlier this month following his 1,656th NPR commentary.

Monty Posted: May 29, 2017 at 01:51 PM | 17 comment(s)
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Former Senator, baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning has died

Former Republican Senator Jim Bunning has died.

He served as a United States senator from 1999 to 2011.

Bunning pitched in the MLB for 17 years and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996.

His career was spent mostly with the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies.

Bunning had suffered a stroke at his Southgate home in October.

He was 85 years old.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 27, 2017 at 01:52 PM | 92 comment(s)
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Senator Jim Bunning Dies at 85

Former U.S. Senator and National Baseball Hall of Fame member Jim Bunning has died.

He was 85.

“Heaven got its #1 starter today. Our lives & the nation are better off because of your love & dedication to family,” tweeted David Bunning, the senator’s son and a federal judge for the eastern district of Kentucky.

R.I.P.

QLE Posted: May 27, 2017 at 01:16 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Sunday, April 02, 2017

Longtime baseball official Katy Feeney dies

Katy Feeney, a former major-league executive with roots in San Francisco and the daughter of the late Giants general manager and National League president Chub Feeney, died Saturday, the Giants announced.

Feeney died of “natural causes,” according to the club, which gave no further details.
She was baseball’s senior vice president of club relations and scheduling until her retirement after the 2016 season. She was familiar to fans who watched news conferences in the postseason, which she ran.
 
Feeney was a great niece of longtime Giants owner Horace Stoneham and a UC-Berkeley graduate. In her job with Major League Baseball she traveled around the majors. San Francisco was her favorite stop.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 02, 2017 at 09:22 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Former Phillies reliever Todd Frohwirth dead at 54

Tragedy struck the baseball world late Sunday morning, as retired nine-year veteran RHP Todd Frohwirth passed away at the age of 54 due to stomach cancer, an illness he had been battling for a “lengthy” period of time, per Dan Connolly.

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native was drafted in the 13th round of the 1984 amateur draft and spent his first four seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies from 1987 to 1990. In 72 relief appearances with the Phillies, Frohwirth combined to go 3-3 with a 3.95 ERA, 60 strikeouts and 37 walks over 86 2/3 innings. He is remembered and revered for having thrown “submarine style.”

He had recently become a very successful high school girls basketball coach.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 26, 2017 at 03:11 PM | 5 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dallas Green, first Phillies manager to win the World Series, dies at 82

Dallas Green, the bearish, blustering, boom box-throated manager who in 1980 whipped a talented but complacent Phillies team to the franchise’s first world championship, died Wednesday at 82, a team official confirmed.

Mr. Green spent most of his long baseball career with a Phillies organization that signed him as a Delaware high schooler in 1955. Over the subsequent 61 years, with notable interruptions in New York and Chicago, he would pitch, coach, manage, scout, and fill a number of front-office positions for the team.

A commanding physical presence at 6-foot-5, with a thick mane of silver hair and a voice that could penetrate concrete walls, Mr. Green seemed born to lead.

As a spot-starter and reliever with the Phillies, Mets and Senators, he was a hard-throwing righthander who never mastered his control or his temper. Mr. Green compiled a 20-22 record and a 4.26 ERA in his playing career from 1960-67.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 22, 2017 at 04:52 PM | 51 comment(s)
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