Obituary: Jack McMahan (1932-2020)

RIP to Jack McMahan, a left-handed pitcher who split the 1956 season playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Athletics. He died on October 16 at the age of 88. Jack Wally McMahan was born on July 25, 1932, in Hot Springs, Ark. He attended Hot Springs High, where he was a kicker and … Continue reading Obituary: Jack McMahan (1932-2020)

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)