Grave Story: Sam Shaw (1863-1947)

Here lies Sam Shaw, who had a brief and tumultuous pitching career in the 19th Century. His grave was lost for years, as a snafu somewhere along the line had him placed in the wrong cemetery. While his grave is unmarked, at least we know where he is now. Shaw played for the Baltimore Orioles … Continue reading Grave Story: Sam Shaw (1863-1947)

Grave Story: Charlie Buffinton (1861-1907)

(Editor’s note: I want to thank my Instagram friend Graveside Historian for sending me these pics. Follow their work at http://www.instagram.com/gravesidehistorian.) 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)

Obituary: Lenny Green (1933-2019)

RIP to Lenny Green, a centerfielder who played from 1957-1968 for five teams. He died on January 6, which was his 86th birthday. Green played for the Baltimore Orioles (1957-59, 1964), Washington Senators (1959-60)/Minnesota Twins (1961-64), Los Angeles Angels (1964), Boston Red Sox (1965-66) and Detroit Tigers (1967-68). Leonard Green was born on January 6, … Continue reading Obituary: Lenny Green (1933-2019)

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)