Obituary: Leroy Stanton (1946-2019)

R.I.P. to Leroy Stanton, an outfielder who played in the majors from 1970 through 1978 and who was one of the original Mariners. He was killed in a car accident on March 13 in Florence County, S.C. According to police, Stanton, 72, drove a Dodge pick-up truck through a stop sign, ran off the road … Continue reading Obituary: Leroy Stanton (1946-2019)

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Former MLBers Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo killed in car accident

Late last night (December 6), it was reported that Luis Valbuena, 33, and Jose Castillo, 37, were killed in a car accident. More details are coming in this morning. I will try to update this post as needed. Separate posts about the two players will be forthcoming. Valbuena and Castillo were teammates on the Cardenales … Continue reading Former MLBers Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo killed in car accident

Stockton Ports bullpen catcher among three killed in car accident

The Stockton Ports, the Single-A affiliate of the Oakland A's, announced that bullpen catcher Angel Muñoz died in a car accident on Sunday, December 2. Muñoz, 19, was killed along with two of his friends, Sean Acosta, 20, and Kurtis Acosta, 19. The Modesto Bee reports that the three Stockton, Calif., residents were driving in … Continue reading Stockton Ports bullpen catcher among three killed in car accident