Obituary: Lew Krausse (1943-2021)

RIP to Lew Krausse, a second-generation pitcher who had the distinction of being the first pitcher in Milwaukee Brewers history. He died on February 16 at the age of 77. Krausse, who was living in Holt, Mo., died in hospice care in Kansas City from cancer. Krausse pitched for the Kansas City/Oakland Athletics (1961, 1964-69), … Continue reading Obituary: Lew Krausse (1943-2021)

Obituary: Denis Menke (1940-2020)

RIP to two-time All-Star infielder and in-demand hitting coach Denis Menke. His family announced that he died in Tarpon Springs, Fla., on December 1. He was 80 years old. Menke played for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1962-67), Houston Astros (1968-71, 1974) and Cincinnati Reds (1972-73). Denis John Menke was born in Bancroft, Iowa, on July 21, … Continue reading Obituary: Denis Menke (1940-2020)

Obituary: Claudell Washington (1954-2020)

RIP to former All-Star outfielder Claudell Washington, who died on June 10 at the age of 65. According to his former teammate John D'Acquisto and PastPros, a company that represented him for autographs, Washington died from prostate cancer. He went public with his battle in 2018, when he announced he had discontinued treatment. Washington played … Continue reading Obituary: Claudell Washington (1954-2020)