Obituary: Dan Pfister (1936-2020)

RIP to Dan Pfister, who had two separate careers in sports -- one as a pitcher in the major leagues, and one as a Hall of Fame softball player. He died on November 9 at the age of 83. Pfister played for the Kansas City Athletics from 1961-64. Daniel Albin Pfister was born in Plainfield, … Continue reading Obituary: Dan Pfister (1936-2020)

Grave Story: Nolen Richardson (1903-1951)

Here lies Nolen Richardson, a third baseman/shortstop who was known for his fielding ability — his hitting ability, not so much. He played for the Detroit Tigers (1929, 1931-32), New York Yankees (1935) and Cincinnati Reds (1938-39). He also served, all too briefly, as the head coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs baseball team … Continue reading Grave Story: Nolen Richardson (1903-1951)

Former Rays minor-leaguer found guilty of triple homicide

Brandon Martin, a former first-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Rays, has been convicted of the murders of three people in Corona, Calif., in 2015. According to the Office of the District Attorney of Riverside County, the jury deliberated for four hours over two days before finding Martin, 27, guilty of the murder of … Continue reading Former Rays minor-leaguer found guilty of triple homicide