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Monday, August 15, 2016

Puma: Original Met Clarence ‘Choo Choo’ Coleman dead at 80


Coleman said he received the nickname “Choo Choo” in his youth because of his speed. Mets manager Casey Stengel would quip he had never seen a catcher so fast at retrieving passed balls.

Following his baseball career, Coleman helped run a Chinese restaurant in Newport News, Va. He was among the attendees at the Mets’ 50th anniversary celebration in 2012.

Renegade JE (((Jason))), Fermenting Violence Posted: August 15, 2016 at 09:14 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: 1962 mets, mets, obituary

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Former Mariners scout Bob Harrison dies at 95 |

Harrison, who was 95, began scouting with the Cardinals in the 1960s and was still working on a limited basis with the Mariners, with whom he had been since the franchise’s inception in ‘77.

“This is my life,” Harrison said of being an active scout several years ago. “What else would I do? My wife passed away. My kids are grown.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 21, 2016 at 11:24 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: obituary, scouts

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Former Brewers pitcher Ruben Quevedo dead at 37

A number of reports out of Venezuela say that a former Milwaukee Brewers pitcher has passed away.Ruben Quevedo has died of a heart attack at the age of 37, according to the Venezuelan publication Lider. Quevedo had an 11-20 record with a 5.66 ERA from 2001-03 with Milwaukee. He also pitched with the Cubs for a year, and with Aragua and Venezuelan club Magallanes.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 08, 2016 at 11:45 AM | 21 comment(s)
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