Grave Story: Walter Kinzie (1857-1909)

Here lies Walt Kinzie, the grandson of one of Chicago’s early pioneers. He also was an infielder for the Detroit Wolverines (1882), Chicago White Stockings (1884) and St. Louis Browns (1884). Before we talk about Walt, let’s dig into a bit of Chicago history, because the name “Kinzie” is as old as the city itself. … Continue reading Grave Story: Walter Kinzie (1857-1909)

Obituary: Norm Angelini (1947-2019)

RIP to Norm Angelini, who was a left-handed reliever in the majors for two years. He died on December 21, 2019 in Aurora, Colo., after battling cancer. He was 72 years old. Angelini played for the Kansas City Royals (1972-73). https://twitter.com/mangelini23/status/1208852402759028736?s=20 Norman Angelini was born in San Francisco on September 24, 1947. The southpaw started … Continue reading Obituary: Norm Angelini (1947-2019)

Grave Story: Frank Delahanty (1882-1966)

Here lies Frank Delahanty, the last surviving brother of the famed baseball-playing Delahantys. He had a brief career in the American League and Federal League and a rough post-baseball career that included a prison stint. Delahanty played for the New York Highlanders (1905-06, 1908), Cleveland Naps (1907), and the Buffalo Buffeds (1914) and Pittsburgh Rebels … Continue reading Grave Story: Frank Delahanty (1882-1966)

Obituary: Rich Rundles (1981-2019)

RIP to Rich Rundles, who pitched briefly for the Cleveland Indians before becoming a pitching coach for independent and college teams. The 38-year-old died on December 16, apparently of natural causes. Rundles played for the Indians in 2008-2009. Rundles was the pitching coach for the University of West Alabama Tigers, where his father, Gary, is … Continue reading Obituary: Rich Rundles (1981-2019)