Obituary: Julio Cruz (1954-2022)

RIP to Julio Cruz, a slick-fielding, base-stealing threat in the late 1970s and '80s. He was also a Spanish commentator for the Mariners for many years. He died on February 22 from cancer at the age of 67. Cruz played for the Seattle Mariners (1977-83) and Chicago White Sox (1983-86). Julio Louis Cruz was born … Continue reading Obituary: Julio Cruz (1954-2022)

Grave Story: Ernie Johnson (1924-2011)

Here lies Ernie Johnson, a beloved member of the Atlanta Braves family. In his playing days, he was a pretty good relief pitcher. However, he made his fame as an announcer for the Atlanta Braves for decades, taking Braves fandom nationwide thanks to the TBS superstation. Johnson played for the Boston/Milwaukee Braves (1950, 1952-58) and … Continue reading Grave Story: Ernie Johnson (1924-2011)