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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Obituary: Joe Klein, 75, Was GM Of Three Teams | BaseballAmerica.com

Klein had that ability to keep things in perspective. He would occasionally relive the 1982 Winter Meetings in Honolulu. He had just become GM and had a trade in place to acquire a package of players from the Dodgers, including two young pitchers named Dave Stewart and Orel Hershiser. Ownership killed the deal.

“If that trade had gone through I might have still been the general manager in Texas,” he said decades later.

He shrugged his shoulders.

Disappointed? Sure.

Upset? Nah.

It wasn’t Klein’s way.

He dealt with reality and always looked forward to what was ahead.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 27, 2017 at 09:31 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Nationals’ bullpen killed a man.

KILLEBREW, Patrick, “Pat,” age 68, passed away peacefully at home, June 20, 2017, after watching the Washington Nationals relief pitchers blow yet another lead.

Random Transaction Generator Posted: June 25, 2017 at 05:33 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: bullpen, nationals, obituary

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)
  Beats: jim bunning, obituary, phillies, tigers

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)
  Beats: jim bunning, obituary

 

 

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