Obituary: Gale Wade (1929-2022)

RIP to Gale Wade, an outfielder with the Chicago Cubs for parts of 1955 and 1956. He died on January 16 at his home in Dysartsville, N.C., four days before his 93rd birthday. He had lived in the North Carolina mountains for more than 70 years, ever since his minor-league days with the Asheville Tourists. … Continue reading Obituary: Gale Wade (1929-2022)

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)