RIP to Joe Presko, a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals (1951-54) and Detroit Tigers (1957-58). He died on February 5 in his hometown of Kansas City, Mo. He was 90 years old. Joseph Edward Presko was born in Kansas City on October 7, 1928. He graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1946 … Continue reading Obituary: Joe Presko (1928-2019)
RIP to Bob Friend, an ace pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates who threw more than 200 innings a season for an 11-year stretch with the team. He died in his sleep on February 3 at the age of 88, the Pirates announced. Friend pitched for the Pirates from 1951-65, as well as the New York … Continue reading Obituary: Bob Friend (1930-2019)
Hey there, I hope you're enjoying your visit to this blog. I've been writing it since mid-October, and in that time, I have added (as of this moment) 30 stories on graves I've visited and 42 obituaries of recently deceased baseball players and others connected with the game. To help you keep up with anything … Continue reading Site news: RIP Baseball archive page!
RIP to Johnny Hetki, who pitched in the majors for 8 seasons after serving his country in World War II. He died on January 10 at the age of 96. Prior to his death, he was the eighth-oldest living baseball player, per Baseball Almanac. Hetki pitched for the Cincinnati Reds (1945-48, 1950), St. Louis Browns … Continue reading Obituary: Johnny Hetki (1922-2019)
I was in New Orleans a month or so ago for a family wedding, so of course I visited a few cemeteries along the way. I took this short video at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 as the church bells of St. Louis rang out on a Sunday morning. The mausoleum that I'm focusing on … Continue reading Video: St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, New Orleans
Greetings to everyone who's found this new blog, and Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I started down this journey of gravesites and baseball history a few years ago, and on a lark, I thought that there might be other baseball fans who would be interested in what I found. Since then, this project has grown … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving from RIP Baseball
Apologies for the lack up updates. I am on a business trip out of the country, and the travel schedule has kept me too busy/tired to do any baseball research. We will hopefully be back on a semi-regular posting schedule next week. Thank you for your patience! If you want to see some pictures from … Continue reading A quick note
Welcome to RIP Baseball. Here, we take a little different approach than other baseball blogs, which talk about the goings-on of the MLB. We just focus on the... goings. I had a chance to travel to New Bedford, Mass. a few years ago. While I was there, I came up with the idea of finding … Continue reading Possibly Morbid, Hopefully Interesting