Obituary: Gene Stephens (1933-2019)

R.I.P. to Gene Stephens, an outfielder who had a 12-year career in the major leagues from 1952-64. He died on April 27 in Granbury, Texas, at the age of 86. Stephens played for the Boston Red Sox (1952-53; 1955-60), Baltimore Orioles (1960-61); Kansas City Athletics (1961-62) and Chicago White Sox (1963-64). He is one of … Continue reading Obituary: Gene Stephens (1933-2019)

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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)

Al Simmons

Here lies Al Simmons, a Hall of Fame outfielder and one of the most dangerous hitters of the 1920s and ‘30s. He was nicknamed, “Bucketfoot Al,” given due to his unique batting stance. Simmons played outfield for the Philadelphia Athletics (1924-32; 1940-1; 1944), Chicago White Sox (1933-35), Detroit Tigers (1936), Washington Senators (1937-8), Boston Bees … Continue reading Al Simmons