Obituary: Barry Latman (1936-2019)

It has been reported on Facebook that Barry Latman, an All-Star pitcher in the 1950s and '60s, has died at the age of 82. A post from an autograph seeker in the group Baseball Player Passings shows a note from a member of Latman's family that reads: "VERY SORRY. Barry was ill for a long … Continue reading Obituary: Barry Latman (1936-2019)

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Obituary: Scott Sanderson (1956-2019)

R.I.P. to Scott Sanderson, an All-Star pitcher who won 163 games over a 19-year career. He died today, April 11, at the age of 62. His death was first reported on Twitter by Daily Herald columnist Barry Rozner. https://twitter.com/BarryRozner/status/1116429821398089728 Canadian journalist/author/Expos historian Danny Gallagher had reported more than a year ago that Sanderson had his … Continue reading Obituary: Scott Sanderson (1956-2019)

Bill Fischer, 10/11/1930-10/30/2018

RIP to Bill Fischer, a pitcher who still holds the record for most consecutive innings pitched without issuing a walk. He died on Tuesday, October 30 at the age of 88. Fischer played for the Chicago White Sox (1956-8), Detroit Tigers (1958; 1960-61), Washington Senators (1958-60), Kansas City Athletics (1961-3) and Minnesota Twins (1964). Fischer … Continue reading Bill Fischer, 10/11/1930-10/30/2018

Al Simmons

Here lies Al Simmons, a Hall of Fame outfielder and one of the most dangerous hitters of the 1920s and ‘30s. He was nicknamed, “Bucketfoot Al,” given due to his unique batting stance. Simmons played outfield for the Philadelphia Athletics (1924-32; 1940-1; 1944), Chicago White Sox (1933-35), Detroit Tigers (1936), Washington Senators (1937-8), Boston Bees … Continue reading Al Simmons