Obituary: Freddie Velázquez (1937-2019)

RIP to Freddie Velázquez, the first Dominican catcher to play in the major leagues. He died on May 21 at the age of 81. His death was originally reported by the Leones del Escogido, a professional baseball team from Santo Domingo. Velázquez was a part of four of their championship teams (1957-8, 1959-60, 1960-1 and … Continue reading Obituary: Freddie Velázquez (1937-2019)

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Obituary: Ray Peters (1946-2019)

R.I.P. to Ray Peters, an original Seattle Pilot whose only MLB experience came with the 1970 Milwaukee Brewers. Keith Olbermann announced earlier on Twitter that Peters died on May 4 after an illness. He was 72 years old. https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann/status/1127674213198966785 Ray Peters was born on August 27, 1946 in Buffalo, N.Y. and was a heavily recruited … Continue reading Obituary: Ray Peters (1946-2019)

Obituary: David Montgomery (1946-2019)

R.I.P. to David P. Montgomery, a president and chairman of the Philadelphia Phillies. Montgomery, who had been involved with the team for more than 45 years, died on May 8 after a five-year battle with cancer. He was 72 years old. https://twitter.com/Phillies/status/1126110153252720640 “David was one of Philadelphia’s most influential business and civic leaders in his … Continue reading Obituary: David Montgomery (1946-2019)