Obituary: Arnold Umbach (1942-2020)

RIP to Arnold Umbach, a pitcher in the Braves organization at the time the team was making the move to Atlanta. He died on May 30 in Auburn, Ala. He was 77 years old and had been battling Parkinson's disease. Umbach played for the Milwaukee Braves (1964) and Atlanta Braves (1966). Arnold Umbach Jr. was … Continue reading Obituary: Arnold Umbach (1942-2020)

Grave Story: Billy Hitchcock (1916-2006)

Here lies Billy Hitchcock, whose life in baseball included stints as a player, coach, manager and minor-league executive. As an infielder, Hitchcock played for the Detroit Tigers (1942, 1946, 1953), Washington Senators (1946), St. Louis Browns (1947), Boston Red Sox (1948-1949) and Philadelphia Athletics (1950-1952). He also served as a manager for the Tigers (1960), … Continue reading Grave Story: Billy Hitchcock (1916-2006)