Obituary: Dwight Smith (1963-2022)

RIP to Dwight Smith, a Rookie of the Year runner-up in 1989 and a sparkplug of one on the best Cubs teams of the last half century. The Atlanta Braves, with whom he won a World Series championship in 1995, reported that he died on July 22 at the age of 58. Legacy.com has stated … Continue reading Obituary: Dwight Smith (1963-2022)

Grave Story: Marvin Felderman (1915-2000)

Here lies Marv Felderman, whose major-league career lasted for three games with the Chicago Cubs in 1942. His minor-league career lasted a good bit longer than that, and his military career had some athletic highlights as well. Marvin Wilfred Felderman was born in Bellevue, Iowa, on December 20, 1915. He was nicknamed “Coonie,” which was … Continue reading Grave Story: Marvin Felderman (1915-2000)

Obituary: Larry Biittner (1946-2022)

RIP to Larry Biittner, a versatile first baseman-outfielder and one of the best pinch-hitters of his era. His family announced that he died at 6:00am on January 2, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 75 years old. Biittner played for the Washington Senators/Texas Rangers (1970-73, 1983), Montreal Expos (1974-76), Chicago Cubs (1976-80) and … Continue reading Obituary: Larry Biittner (1946-2022)