Grave Story: Charlie Buffinton (1861-1907)

(Editor’s note: I want to thank my Instagram friend Cadavra Scientist for sending me these pics. Follow their work at http://www.instagram.com/cadavrascientist.) Here lies Charlie Buffinton, one of the greatest pitchers of 19th Century baseball and, you could argue, one of the best pitchers not currently a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Buffinton … Continue reading Grave Story: Charlie Buffinton (1861-1907)

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Grave Story: Todd Frohwirth (1962-2017)

Here lies Todd Frohwirth, a relief pitcher whose submarine-style delivery made him one of the more recognizable relievers in baseball in the late 1980s and early ‘90s. He pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies (1987-90), Baltimore Orioles (1991-93), Boston Red Sox (1994) and California Angels (1996). Frohwirth was born in Milwaukee, Wis. on September 28, 1962. … Continue reading Grave Story: Todd Frohwirth (1962-2017)

Grave Story: Billy Barnie (1853-1900)

Here lies “Bald Billy” Barnie, a catcher/outfielder who went on to manage until the day he died. Literally. He played for the Hartford Dark Blues (1874), Keokuk Westerns (1875) and New York Mutuals (1875) of the National Assn. and the Baltimore Orioles (1883, 1886) of the American Assn. He also managed the Orioles (1883-91), Washington … Continue reading Grave Story: Billy Barnie (1853-1900)

Grave Story: Harry Stovey

(Note: this story originally appeared on Hall of Very Good.) Here lies Harry Stovey, one of the greatest superstars of the 19th Century. He played for the Worcester Ruby Legs (1880-82), Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association (1883-89), Boston Reds of the Player's League (1890), Boston Beaneaters (1891-92), Baltimore Orioles (1892-93) and Brooklyn Grooms (1893). … Continue reading Grave Story: Harry Stovey