Obituary: Weldon "Hoss" Bowlin (1940-2019)

RIP to Weldon "Hoss" Bowlin, whose major-league playing career amounted to two games with the 1967 Kansas City Athletics. He also had a long and successful career as the head baseball coach at the University of West Alabama. He died on December 8 at the age of 78. Lois Weldon Bowlin was born in Paragould, … Continue reading Obituary: Weldon "Hoss" Bowlin (1940-2019)

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)

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