Obituary: Dave Hillman (1927-2022)

RIP to Dave Hillman, a pitcher from the 1950s and '60s who suffered from poor support and freak injuries throughout his career. He also was the oldest living ex-Red and Ex-Met. He died on November 20 from natural causes at his assisted care facility in Kingsport, Tenn. He was 95 years old. Hillman pitched for … Continue reading Obituary: Dave Hillman (1927-2022)

Grave Story: Charley “Greek” George (1912-1999)

Here lies Charley "Greek" George, a short-tempered, umpire-baiting catcher whose career ended with one punch. George played for the Cleveland Indians (1935-36), Brooklyn Dodgers (1938), Chicago Cubs (1941) and Philadelphia Athletics (1945). Charles Peter George was born on Christmas Day, December 25, in 1912 in Waycross, Ga. His parents, Peter and Alice, were both born … Continue reading Grave Story: Charley “Greek” George (1912-1999)