Obituary: Art Ditmar (1929-2021)

RIP to Art Ditmar, who pitched for the Athletics franchise in its two former locations and was one of the few players left who ever wore a Philadelphia Athletics jersey. He died on June 11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., with his wife of 50 years, Dianne, by his side. He was 92 years old and … Continue reading Obituary: Art Ditmar (1929-2021)

Obituary: Jim “Mudcat” Grant (1935-2021)

RIP to All-Star pitcher Mudcat Grant, the first African-American to win 20 games in the American League. According to the Cleveland Indians, Grant died peacefully in Los Angeles on June 11. He was 85 years old. Over his long life, Grant involved himself in a number of off-the-field activities, including announcing, charity work, writing and … Continue reading Obituary: Jim “Mudcat” Grant (1935-2021)