Obituary: Julio Becquer (1931-2020)

RIP to Julio Becquer, a native Cuban who was a pinch-hitting specialist and part of the very first Minnesota Twins team. He died on November 1 at an assisted care facility in Hastings, Minn. He was 88 years old. Becquer played for the Washington Senators (1955, 1957-60), Los Angeles Angels (1961) and Minnesota Twins (1961, … Continue reading Obituary: Julio Becquer (1931-2020)

Grave Story: Dean Chance (1941-2015)

Here lies Dean Chance, who was a two-time All-Star and a Cy Young Award winner. That’s when he wasn’t making headlines for… other reasons. Chance pitched for the Los Angeles/California Angels (1961-66), Minnesota Twins (1967-69), Cleveland Indians (1970), New York Mets (1970) and Detroit Tigers (1971). Wilmer Dean Chance was born on June 1, 1941 … Continue reading Grave Story: Dean Chance (1941-2015)

Obituary: Lenny Green (1933-2019)

RIP to Lenny Green, a centerfielder who played from 1957-1968 for five teams. He died on January 6, which was his 86th birthday. Green played for the Baltimore Orioles (1957-59, 1964), Washington Senators (1959-60)/Minnesota Twins (1961-64), Los Angeles Angels (1964), Boston Red Sox (1965-66) and Detroit Tigers (1967-68). Leonard Green was born on January 6, … Continue reading Obituary: Lenny Green (1933-2019)