Obituary: Milt Welch (1924-2019)

R.I.P. to Milt Welch, a catcher who played in one game for the Detroit Tigers in 1945. He died on Feb. 9 in Eugene, Ore. at the age of 94. At the time of his death, he was the 17th oldest baseball player. Milton Welch was born on July 26, 1924 in Farmerville, Ill., along … Continue reading Obituary: Milt Welch (1924-2019)

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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