In Memoriam 2021 (Part 4)

Part 1| Part 2 | Part 3 Mike Sadek, 74 (d. Jan. 20): Mike Sadek spent 8 seasons as a backup catcher for the Giants, from 1973 to 1981. He saw his most action in 1980, when he hit .252 with a home run in 64 games. He joined the Giants front office as a … Continue reading In Memoriam 2021 (Part 4)

Mother and son die in fall at Petco Park

A 40-year-old woman and her 2-year-old son died after a fall at Petco Park on Saturday, September 25. The incident happened minutes before the start of the San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves ballgame, which started at 4:15 without delay. The names of the two people have not yet been released. (Update: police have identified … Continue reading Mother and son die in fall at Petco Park

Twins prospect dies in New Zealand

RIP to Ryan Costello, an infielder in the Minnesota Twins organization. It was announced that Costello died in Auckland, New Zealand, overnight. The 23-year-old had arrived in the country last week in preparation to play with the Auckland Tuatara of the Australian Baseball League over the winter. Initial reports indicate that Costello died of natural … Continue reading Twins prospect dies in New Zealand

Tigers minor-leaguer dies after skateboarding accident

Chace Numata, a switch-hitting catcher in the Detroit Tigers organization, died on September 2 from injuries suffered in a skateboarding accident. Numata, who was 27 and a member of the Erie SeaWolves, was hospitalized in Erie, Pa., after a fall early on August 29. Video surveillance footage showed that Numata's skateboard suddenly stopped as if … Continue reading Tigers minor-leaguer dies after skateboarding accident