Obituary: Bob Locker (1938-2022)

RIP to Bob Locker, a durable (and record-setting) relief pitcher who appeared in nearly 600 major-league games in the 1960s and '70s. He died on August 15 in Bozeman, Mont., at the age of 84. Locker played for the Chicago White Sox (1965-69), Seattle Pilots/Milwaukee Brewers (1969-70), Oakland A's (1970-72) and Chicago Cubs (1973, 1975). … Continue reading Obituary: Bob Locker (1938-2022)

Obituary: John Wockenfuss (1949-2022)

RIP to John Wockenfuss, a popular player with a distinctive batting stance and a productive career as a utility catcher/infielder/outfielder. He died on August 19 at the age of 73. He had gone public with his struggles with dementia in 2019. Wockenfuss played for the Detroit Tigers (1974-83) and Philadelphia Phillies (1984-85). According to a … Continue reading Obituary: John Wockenfuss (1949-2022)

Hick Carpenter’s grave is unmarked no longer

As part of my exploring and photographing baseball graves, I ended up as the chair of the 19th Century Grave Marker Project, one of the many great committees and offshoots of SABR. Our group's mission is to preserve history by identifying 19th-Century ballplayers, pioneers and other noteworthy baseball figures who are in unmarked graves or … Continue reading Hick Carpenter’s grave is unmarked no longer