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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Bobby Brown, beloved fixture of Yankees glory days, dead at 96

Bobby Brown, a member of five Yankees championship teams who went on to become a successful cardiologist as well as president of baseball’s American League, died Thursday morning in Fort Worth, Texas. He was 96.

A lefty-hitting third baseman who also saw time at shortstop, second base and all three outfield positions, Brown won rings with the Yankees in 1947 and from 1949-1952, a supporting player to titans such as Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle. He posted a respectable .269/.367/.376 slash line across eight seasons (1946-1952, 1954) and went .439/.500/.707 in 17 World Series games. He became more popular among fans of later generations as he regularly attended the Yankees’ Old-Timers’ Day through the most recent one in 2019.

“Few people who have worn the pinstripes have lived such an accomplished, fulfilled, and wide-ranging life as Dr. Brown, who was beloved by our organization for his warmth, kindness and character,” Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement. “He represented the pinstripes with elegance throughout his playing career and in subsequent decades as a frequent, welcome guest at Old Timers’ Day. We also hold the utmost respect for the myriad of other accomplishments in his life — from service to our country, his stewardship of the American League and his longtime career as a cardiologist. The Yankees extend their deepest condolences to his family, friends and loved ones as we reflect on his incredible life.”

A veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, Brown worked exclusively in cardiology from 1954 to 1974 before joining the Texas Rangers as their president in May 1974. That proved to be a temporary gig through the end of the season, yet he stayed on the Rangers’ Board of Directors until the team’s sale in 1980. He then served as the AL’s president from 1984 until 1994.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 25, 2021 at 03:04 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Ed Armbrister, Big Red Machine member and Bahamas Sports Hall of Famer, dies at 72

National Baseball Hall of Famer and former Cincinnati Reds great Johnny Bench is among those remembering former teammate Ed Armbrister, who died Wednesday after a battle with diabetes, according to family members. He was 72.

Armbrister, a Bahamian inducted in 2008 into The Bahamas’ National Sports Hall of Fame, played for the Reds from 1973 to 1977, hitting .245 in 302 regular-season plate appearances over those five seasons. He successfully executed a controversial bunt in the bottom of the 10th inning of Game 3 of the 1975 World Series. Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk argued that Armbrister interfered with his pursuit of the bunt, which moved teammate Cesar Geronimo from first to third base and put Armbrister on second with Fisk’s throwing error. Three batters later, Joe Morgan’s single to center scored Geronimo, and the Reds won the game, 6-5 - taking a 2-1 lead in the series.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 18, 2021 at 01:27 PM | 58 comment(s)
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Monday, March 15, 2021

Former Tigers pitcher Eulogio “Frankie” De La Cruz dies at 37

Longtime pitcher Eulogio “Frankie” De La Cruz, who signed with the Detroit Tigers as a teenager out of the Dominican Republic and then plied his trade all over the world for two decades, has died at the age of 37.

Toros del Este, De La Cruz’s team in the Dominican winter league, announced the news Monday morning. Several Dominican media sources, including the newspaper Diario Libre, reported that De La Cruz suffered a heart attack on Sunday night.

De La Cruz was pitching as recently as this winter, when he posted a 2.35 ERA in 15 innings for the Toros, playing alongside current Tiger Jeimer Candelario.

De La Cruz began his journey with the Tigers when he was signed by famed scout Ramon Pena. De La Cruz made his Major League debut as a 23-year-old in 2007, but was traded to the Florida Marlins months later as part of a package players for Miguel Cabrera.

De La Cruz pitched for parts of four seasons in the big leagues with the Marlins, San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers but never found a lasting role.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 15, 2021 at 12:43 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Norm Sherry dies at age 89

Norm Sherry—the former Angels manager and longtime Major League coach who spent five seasons as a big league catcher and famously helped mold a young Sandy Koufax—died Monday, his family said. He was 89.

Sherry spent four seasons with the Dodgers from 1959-62 and one with the Mets in ‘63. He managed the Angels from 1976-77 and served as pitching coach on pennant-winning teams in San Diego in ‘84 and San Francisco in ‘89.

Sherry had a .215/.279/.346 slash line with 18 home runs across 194 big league games. He helped a young Koufax realize his potential on the mound. The two worked together often, and Sherry is credited with working Koufax through his early control problems.

Sherry was a member of the Dodgers team that won the 1959 World Series. He didn’t play in that series, but his brother, Larry, a right-handed pitcher, took home MVP honors for that Fall Classic.

After his final big league season in 1963, Sherry played another year in the Minors with the Mets before transitioning into a coaching role with the Dodgers. He later spent one season scouting for the Yankees, before joining the Angels’ staff in ’69.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 10, 2021 at 05:18 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Monday, March 08, 2021

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Rhéal Cormier dies at 53

Canadian pitcher Rheal Cormier, who spent 16 years in the major leagues, has died after a battle with cancer.

The native of Moncton, N.B., was 53.

A sixth-round pick by the St. Louis in 1988, Cormier broke into the big leagues with the Cardinals three years later.

After being traded to Boston, Cormier was shipped to the Montreal Expos in 1996.

Cormier spent two years with Montreal before finishing his major-league career with Boston, Philadelphia and Cincinnati.

In 683 major-league games, Cormier was 71-64 with a 4.03 earned-run average.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 08, 2021 at 04:39 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Joe Altobelli dies: Rochester’s ‘Mr. Baseball’ led Orioles to last title

“I don’t think there’s another man that can say he’s been a player, coach, manager, GM and radio analyst in the long, proud history of (the International League),” Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason said in 2008, when Altobelli was inducted into the league Hall of Fame. “He was a hero in other towns ... but I love that he chose to live here and raise his family. And because of that, he’s our Mr. Baseball.”...

Altobelli led the Giants for three years then served as a coach for the New York Yankees for another three years before being tabbed as manager for the Baltimore Orioles in 1983, replacing the legendary Earl Weaver. He was chosen over Cal Ripken Sr., Weaver’s hand-picked choice and father of the team’s star shortstop.

If there was any doubt over the wisdom of the move, Altobelli quickly erased it. The Orioles won the World Series that year, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies.

“Winning a World Series is the pinnacle you reach as a manager,” Altobelli recalled in 2003. “It’s a rocking chair memory.”


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 03, 2021 at 10:13 AM | 14 comment(s)
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Friday, February 19, 2021

Lew Krausse, who threw first pitch in Brewers history, dies at 77

Lew Krausse, who threw the first pitch in Milwaukee Brewers history, died Tuesday at age 77 of cancer, according to the Kansas City Star.

Krausse made his major-league debut at 18 in 1961, a week after graduating from Chester High School in Pennsylvania. He was nearly 27 when he was traded with Phil Roof and Ken Sanders to the Brewers before the 1970 season, the year the franchise relocated from Seattle to Milwaukee and brought baseball back to the city five years after the Milwaukee Braves departed.

Krausse went 13-18 in that first season with a 4.75 ERA, but he was part of history when the Brewers played their first game April 7, 1970 in a 12-0 loss to the California Angels at County Stadium. Krausse lasted only three innings and allowed four runs, but the outcome was secondary for the sellout crowd at County Stadium.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 19, 2021 at 11:46 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Wednesday, February 03, 2021

South Dakota’s Mel Antonen, national sports reporter and SD Sports Hall of Famer, dies at 64

WASHINGTON - Mel Antonen, 64, family man, friend to the world, and renowned sports journalist, died Jan. 30 of a rare acute autoimmune disease and complications from COVID-19. He was a long-time USA Today and MASN-TV baseball reporter who covered nearly three dozen World Series. In a half century in journalism, he reveled and excelled in telling others’ stories.

Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: February 03, 2021 at 03:03 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Wayne Terwilliger, teammates with MLB greats, Rangers coach, Cats manager, dies at 95

Born on June 27, 1926, in Clare, Michigan, Williard Wayne Terwilliger first played in the major leagues in 1949 with the Chicago Cubs. He became their regular second baseman in 1950, when he posted career-highs in at-bats (480) and home runs (10).

He was traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951, where he was teammates with Jackie Robinson among other Dodgers greats such as Duke Snider, Roy Campanella and Pee Wee Reese. He played with the Washington Senators in 1953 and 1954, the New York Giants in 1955 and 1956 with Willie Mays, and didn’t play again in the majors until 1959 with the Kansas City Athletics.

Terwilliger retired as a player in 1960 after only two games with the A’s.

Coaching was around the corner, though, and his first of seven seasons as a minor-league manager with the Senators came in 1963. He became the Senators’ third-base coach in 1969, on the staff of manager Ted Williams.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 03, 2021 at 01:39 PM | 10 comment(s)
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Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Bucs’ ‘Fam-a-lee’ hurler Grant Jackson dies

Grant Jackson, the top left-hander out of the bullpen for the 1979 World Series-champion Pirates, passed away Tuesday. He was 78.

Jackson’s former Pirates “Fam-a-lee” teammate Omar Moreno, who shared six seasons with Jackson in black and gold, was the first to share the news through Twitter. The Pirates said Jackson’s death was due to COVID-19 complications.

Jackson enjoyed a long career as a Major League pitcher, appearing in 692 games over his 18-year career after debuting at age 22 with the Phillies in 1965. He spent time with six teams, most notably the Phillies, Orioles and Pirates—all of whom he spent parts of six seasons with, respectively.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 02, 2021 at 04:22 PM | 12 comment(s)
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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Former USA TODAY MLB reporter Mel Antonen dies at 64

Mel Antonen, family man, friend to the world, and renowned sports journalist, died Saturday of a rare acute auto-immune disease and complications from COVID-19. He was a longtime USA TODAY Sports and MASN-TV baseball reporter who covered nearly three dozen World Series. In a half century in journalism, he reveled and excelled in telling others’ stories.

He was 64…..

“I love baseball because it always brings me home,” Antonen said at his induction to South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame in 2017. “A baseball park in my mind is a home. It doesn’t matter if it’s next to a cornfield, as it is in Lake Norden, or if it is next to a rumbling subway, in New York.”

At USA TODAY, and later as an analyst for MASN, the network that covers the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, Antonen “was a very good storyteller who went far beyond balls and strikes and the score of the game,” said his retired USA TODAY Sports editor Henry Freeman.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 31, 2021 at 06:22 PM | 0 comment(s)
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Ernest Johnson, Last Surviving 1940s Kansas City Monarchs Player, Dies At 92

Ernest “Schoolboy” Johnson, the last living Kansas City Monarchs player from the 1940s, died January 19, 2021, in Des Moines. He was 92. His death leaves only a handful of living Negro Leaguers that played in the 1940s, a list that includes Hall of Famer Willie Mays.

Johnson debuted with the Kansas City Monarchs in 1949 after their business manager Dizzy Dismukes spotted him as a teenager playing for the legendary House of David. Joining the Monarchs as a pitcher-outfielder, the team had high hopes for the two-way player.

His first run with the Monarchs, however, was short lived, as the United States Army drafted him in 1950. While stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, Johnson managed to pitch with Kansas City when they were home during his military service.

During Johnson’s Monarchs tenure from 1949-1953, his teammates included future Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, as well as American League MVP Elston Howard. He explained how manager Buck O’Neil’s careful eye and nurturing presence helped them all develop their skills.

“He was the type of person that wanted you to play your best all the time,” Johnson said during a 2007 interview.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 31, 2021 at 11:27 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Mike Sadek, former Giants catcher, dies at 74 after illness

Mike Sadek, a popular backup catcher who played all eight of his major league seasons with the San Francisco Giants, has died. He was 74.

The team announced Sadek died Wednesday in San Andreas, California, following a short illness.

Sadek was a .226 career hitter with five home runs and 74 RBIs in 383 big league games from 1973-81.

San Francisco selected Sadek in the 12th round of the 1966 amateur draft but he opted to return to the University of Minnesota. The Twins then chose him in the fifth round the following year before the Giants picked him in the December 1969 Rule 5 Draft.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 30, 2021 at 01:43 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75

Don Sutton, the longtime Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander who won over 300 games in his Hall of Fame career, died Monday night, his son Daron announced on social media.

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, said Don Sutton died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, after a long struggle with cancer. He was 75….

Sutton’s career began and ended with the Dodgers, with whom he spent 16 of his 23 seasons—spanning from 1966 to 1980 and a final tour in 1988. He was a four-time All-Star and his 324 wins rank 14th in major league history.

He also pitched for the Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels. After his playing career, Sutton served as an analyst for the Atlanta Braves for 28 seasons, calling games on both television and radio.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 19, 2021 at 06:26 PM | 59 comment(s)
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Friday, January 08, 2021

Dodgers legend Tommy Lasorda dies at 93

Tommy Lasorda, the son of Italian immigrants and a professional pitcher who became a legendary Dodgers manager, global baseball ambassador and national treasure, has died. He was 93….

Lasorda was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997 on the strength of 20-plus seasons managing the Dodgers (1976-96). He is one of only four managers in big league history to manage the same team for 20 years or more—the others being Connie Mack, John McGraw and Lasorda’s predecessor, Walter Alston.

Lasorda retired as manager after suffering a heart attack in 1996, having won the World Series in 1981 and ‘88, plus four National League pennants and eight division titles. He was 3-1 as an All-Star manager. His 1,599 wins rank 22nd all time.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 08, 2021 at 11:51 AM | 75 comment(s)
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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Baseball Lost A Team Of Legends This Year

In the span of just a few weeks, not just one but two iconic St. Louis Cardinals died: Bob Gibson and Lou Brock. These were defining members of many Cardinals championship teams as players who stayed within the St. Louis family for decades after their careers ended. They were routinely included in opening day festivities at Busch Stadium, wearing their red jackets.

We lost Tom Seaver, the defining Met. Joe Morgan, perhaps the best second baseman to ever play the game, with the Cincinnati Reds and numerous other teams. Whitey Ford, big game pitcher par excellence for the New York Yankees. Al Kaline: Mr. Tiger. And just Saturday, we lost Phil Neikro, the master of the knuckleball.

That’s seven Hall of Fame players. To put it in perspective, we lost seven Hall of Famers combined from 2016 to 2019: Frank Robinson in 2019; Willie McCovey and Red Schoendienst in 2018; Roy Halladay, Jim Bunning and Bobby Doerr in 2017; and Monte Irvin in 2016.

The last time as many as four Hall of Famers died was 2010, when Ron Santo, Robin Roberts, Bob Feller and Sparky Anderson all passed — though Anderson had earned induction as a manager, not a player. Most years since the turn of the century, it’s one or two Hall of Famers; in 2004 and 2008, it was none.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 30, 2020 at 01:37 PM | 37 comment(s)
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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Hall of Fame knuckleballer Phil Niekro dead at 81

Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro passed away Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 81 years old.

Niekro rode his knuckleball to 5,404 innings pitched—the most of any pitcher who started his career in the live ball era. But Niekro, who pitched for 21 of his 24 big league seasons with the Braves, was more than simply durable. His 318 wins and 3,342 strikeouts are a testament to a pitcher who was often untouchable.

“Phil Niekro was one of the most distinctive and memorable pitchers of his generation,” said Commissioner Rob Manfred. “In the last century, no pitcher threw more than Phil’s 5,404 innings. His knuckleball led him to five All-Star selections, three 20-win seasons for the Atlanta Braves, the 300-win club, and ultimately, to Cooperstown.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 27, 2020 at 12:33 PM | 49 comment(s)
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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Former pitcher, Rogelio Moret, member of the Boston Red Sox family, has died

Former Puerto Rican pitcher of the Boston Red Sox, Rogelio More t died of cancer in Puerto Rico at the age of 71.

Moret is remembered for his good work as a pitcher with the Boston team in the early 1970s. The left-handed pitcher compiled a 41-win-18-loss record with the red-legged. He led the American League in winning percentage in 1975 when he had a record of 14 and 3.

In December 1975, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Tom House. He came to the Texas Rangers through a trade, pitched for them for two seasons.

Moret has been battling the demon of mental illness throughout his life.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 13, 2020 at 09:51 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Monday, December 07, 2020

Dick Allen, the Chicago White Sox legend who won American League MVP honors in 1972, dies at 78

Former Chicago White Sox first baseman Dick Allen, credited by many for saving the franchise from relocation, died Monday after a long illness. He was 78.

Allen, a seven-time All-Star with the Philadelphia Phillies and the White Sox, arrived on the South Side after the 1971 season following a trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers and made Comiskey Park the place to be.

Attendance at Comiskey had fallen below 500,000 in 1970 and was barely over 830,000 when Allen joined a team that hadn’t won a pennant since 1959 and finished 22½ games out of first place in ’71.

But he helped rejuvenate the club on the field and at the gate in 1972 on his way to being named the American League’s Most Valuable Player. Allen batted .308 with a league-leading 37 home runs, 113 RBIs, 99 walks and a .603 slugging percentage, and he led the majors with a .420 on-base percentage, 1.023 OPS and 199 OPS plus.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 07, 2020 at 02:49 PM | 213 comment(s)
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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Bob Miller, Phillies ‘Whiz Kid’, longtime Detroit Mercy baseball coach, dies at 94

Bob Miller, one of the former Philadelphia Phillies’ “Whiz Kids” who went on to be the longtime head coach of Detroit Mercy baseball, died on Saturday at the age of 94.

Miller coached the Titans from 1965-2001, leading to 25 winning seasons in 36 years, a 1965 NCAA tournament appearance and winning the first-ever Mid-Continent Conference title in 1997.

The three-sport star at Redford St. Mary’s was offered a basketball scholarship at University of Detroit, but was instead drafted into the Army in 1944. He joined Detroit’s baseball team in 1947, when he was discovered by a Phillies scout.

He went on to pitch 10 seasons in the majors and was second in National League Rookie of the Year voting in 1950. That year, he — along with former Michigan State star Robin Roberts — lifted Philadelphia to the World Series against the New York Yankees. Miller started Game 4 against another rookie, Whitey For

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 29, 2020 at 10:32 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Monday, November 16, 2020

COVID-19 claims Lindy McDaniel, retired major-league pitcher and longtime preacher

From 1955 to 1975, McDaniel compiled a 141-119 record with 174 saves and a 3.45 career ERA for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals.

But the devoted Christian, who served in full-time ministry after his playing days, always considered what happened off the field as more important.

“Faith is the anchor that’s going to help us in every other aspect of our life,” McDaniel told The Christian Chronicle earlier this year. “So we must put God first, and we must become familiar with the Bible.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 16, 2020 at 10:31 AM | 19 comment(s)
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rox sign Jaime Moyer to Minor League deal

Fun fact: When the Rockies came into existence, Jaime Moyer was in his eighth Major League season.

The Rockies’ search for a veteran for the starting rotation could take them to the ultimate veteran, 49-year-old left-hander Jamie Moyer.

Colorado and Moyer have agreed to a Minor League deal that includes an invitation to Spring Training, the club announced on Wednesday. The agreement is pending a physical.

Moyer underwent Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow in 2010 and didn’t pitch last season. The lefty worked as an analyst for ESPN in 2011 but stated that he intended to try to pitch again in ‘12.

Moyer went 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA for the Phillies in 2010.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 18, 2012 at 08:14 PM | 128 comment(s)
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Former American League umpire Marty Springstead is dead at age 74

Marty Springstead, who at the age of 36 in 1973 became the youngest umpire crew chief in World Series history, has died. He was 74.

Major League Baseball said Wednesday that Springstead was found dead at his home in Florida on Tuesday night.

A native of Nyack, N.Y., Springstead was an American League umpire from 1966-85. Among his three World Series were 1978 and 1983, and he also was an umpire at the All-Star game in 1969, 1975 and 1982 and at five AL championship series.

After retiring from the field, he became the AL’s executive director of umpires, then worked as an umpire supervisor for MLB after umpire staffs from the leagues merged.

He retired from his management position before the 2010 season.

“For a quarter-century, Marty mentored a new generation of our umpires, not only in the major leagues but around the world,” Commissioner Bud Selig said. “Marty was an avid teacher, a great storyteller and a friend to countless people around our game. Like so many of my colleagues, I always appreciated his wonderful sense of humor and the pride he had for his profession.”

Thanks to Rod Nelson.

Repoz Posted: January 18, 2012 at 04:09 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Don Carter, USBC and PBA Hall of Famer, dies at age 85

Farewell to “The Babe Ruth of Bowling”...

Don Carter, one of the most prominent and successful players in the sport of bowling, died at his home in Miami on Thursday night. Carter, who had recently been hospitalized with pneumonia complicated by emphysema, was 85.

...Born in St. Louis, Mo., on July 29, 1926, Carter was more interested in baseball and football while in high school. After graduation, he served two years in the Navy before signing a baseball contract with the Philadelphia Athletics. He was sent to the minor league team in North Carolina.

In a Bowlers Journal interview in 1970, Carter said he hit .304 and did pitch some games, but the team played 128 games in 112 days and he lost 30 pounds from his 180-pound frame.

“I got $150 a month plus room and board,” Carter recalled. “Riding that bus all over the countryside to games was too much. I quit after a season.”

That would lead Carter back home to St. Louis and the start of his career in bowling.

Minor league stats

Repoz Posted: January 07, 2012 at 08:26 AM | 5 comment(s)
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Thursday, January 05, 2012

Former Major Leaguer Howie Koplitz passes away at 73

What is there to say…

Howie Koplitz

Repoz Posted: January 05, 2012 at 05:43 AM | 10 comment(s)
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